The Owl & The Pussycat

Comments 23 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow night The Owl & The Pussycat opens at the PAL Studio Theatre in Coal Harbour.

owl & the pussycatSet in San Francisco, it was written by Bill Manhoff and originally starred Alan Alda and Diana Sands when it opened on Broadway in 1964. It was also made into a film and starred George Segal with Barbra Streisand.

Involving two characters, a bookish Felix and a saucy Doris, the comedy is described as a classic drama and some say it has parallels to ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. Two alumni of Vancouver’s Actor’s Foundry, Steven Roberts and Panthea Vatandoost take on these opposing roles.

Presented by Checkpoint Theatre, formed by Richard Duke, Panthea Vatandoost, and Stephen Roberts, the play will take place at the PAL Theatre. It’s a very unique venue within a condo tower downtown.

Tickets are available online for $20 and the show runs nightly at 8:00pm until September 3, 2011. There’s nothing like a night of theatre in Vancouver (whatever the venue might be) and the city is ripe with creative and talented people. If you would like to check out this show, I have two pairs of tickets to give away.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with the name of the last play you saw at the theatre in Vancouver (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win tickets to @CheckPointT’s ‘Owl & The Pussycat’ from @Miss604

    Tomorrow morning, Friday August 26, 2011 at 9:00am I will draw two winners (who will each get a pair of tickets) for Saturday night’s performance. Please note, the suggested audience age is 18+ for mature content.

    Update The winners are Brenda & @DaveyBean!

    23 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. ChristineThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

      Last play I saw was Bye Bye Birdie at TUTS

    2. KristinaThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:34am PDT

      The last play I saw in Vancouver was “Mamma Mia” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

    3. David ThomasThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:40am PDT

      The last play I saw in Vancouver was Phantom of the Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

    4. John MahThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      The last play was watched was from TUTS

    5. Lois PattersonThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

      The last play I saw in Vancouver was CATIVO, by Hardline Theatre Productions at 68 Water Street.

    6. lucThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

      The last one was Buddy!

    7. vickyThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

      Hi Miss 604, the last play I saw was Cavalia…amazing!

    8. AmyThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      I love Vancouver theatre!

    9. RobertaThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 11:58am PDT

      The last play I saw was “Shear Madness” at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby. A great, great play! First time I saw it was in Calgary.

    10. HarjitChThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 1:01pm PDT

      I would love to see this play. The last one I saw was a ballet.

    11. LauraThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 2:25pm PDT

      I saw Nunsense in Jericho last week – it was hilarious!

    12. JeffThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 2:57pm PDT

      Sounds like a good show

    13. ErinThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 3:56pm PDT

      Looks amazing

    14. SanazThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

      The last play I saw was The Philanderer at Stanley Theatre in Vancouver

    15. RebeccaThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 6:06pm PDT

      The last play I saw was at TUTS – Thoroughly Modern Millie

    16. DeidreThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 7:20pm PDT

      We saw Grease in New West!

    17. VanessaThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 8:21pm PDT

      I haven’t seen any theatre productions in Vancouver :'(

    18. BrendaThursday, August 25th, 2011 — 11:12pm PDT

      Last play I saw was The Trespassers from Vancouver Playhouse!

    19. TracyFriday, August 26th, 2011 — 7:23am PDT

      I saw Wicked at the Queen E

    20. JulieFriday, August 26th, 2011 — 7:58am PDT


    21. DaphneFriday, August 26th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      This starring Meghan Follows

    22. SharonFriday, August 26th, 2011 — 8:16pm PDT

      Anything Goes at TUTS

    23. MariaFriday, August 26th, 2011 — 10:35pm PDT

      A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

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