Beginning today I will be highlighting what’s going on in theatres across Vancouverâ€”from the Firehall Arts Centre to the Vancity Theatre to small, unknown studios on Main Street. Though I will be covering large productions taking place in large theatres, I hope to mainly give exposure to independent productions and their work. Focusing more on previews than reviews, I’ll be writing more about the people and the process than the finished product, and more on whatâ€˜s inspiring than what I think is flawed.
This week, Iâ€™d like to point your attention to BEUTFL PRBLMS, a new original work inspired by the famous 1997 chess game between world champion Garry Kasparov and the IBM computer Deep Blue, opening this Friday at the Roundhouse Community Centre. This production has been five years in the making and unique about this piece is that it’s truly been a collaborative effort.
Radix Theatre took part of a creative residency at the Roundhouse Community Centre and lead four public workshops to development of a volunteer supporting chorus comprised of community members. These chorus members will support a core cast of four in an interdisciplinary piece of theatre, including live music, video images, and much more. It’s looks crazy. Check out the picture.
BEUTFL PRBLMS opens Friday, May 13, and runs through until Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm nightly (NO SHOWS May 15 & 16) There will also be two matinees May 14th and 21st, at 4:00pm. Tickets are available now for $10 – $25 through www.radixtheatre.org, by calling 604-254-0707, or at the door. All shows take place at The Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, in Yaletown.
A Miss604.com guest post by Michelle Kim
Guest contributor Michelle Kim is a local actor, producer, director, and writer. Her book, "Running Through Sprinklers" is available spring 2018 via Simon & Schuster. Michelle contributes write-ups about theatre, film, and the arts.