Happy Place explores and celebrates the courage, compassion and humour of seven women living amidst each other in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Set in an in-patient centre for women dealing with trauma, Happy Place is a sincere and contemporary look at mental illness and the path to healing.
Touchstone Theatre Presents Happy Place
Where: Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St)
Tickets: Available online now
When: October 20 to 29, 2017
Preview October 19 at 8:00pm (only $17); Opening October 20 at 8:00pm; Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday to Sat at 8:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays 3:00pm matinees; Wednesday, October 25 at 1:00pm (Pay What You Can Matinee); Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm
Touchstone’s fall production, the first of their 2017/18 season, is Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha. Touchstone’s Artistic Director Roy Surette makes his Directorial return for the company, supported by a top notch team of designers: Pam Johnson on Set, Christine Reimer on Costumes, Adrian Muir on Lights, with Original Music and Sound Design by Dorothy Dittrich.
Happy Place takes us into the experiences of seven women in an in-patient care facility, living together in the most extraordinary circumstances. Though each woman must navigate her own survival in a world that challenges that possibility, they are also the ones who teach one another how to live in a way no therapist ever could. Happy Place is a glimpse into lives filled with courage, compassion, humour and startling surprise; lives which, in many ways, are not so different from our own. Happy Place premiered in September 2015 at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre.
The show features a cast of amazing Vancouver actresses with over 50 Jessie nominations and awards between them: Diane Brown (The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson, A Beautiful View), Nicola Cavendish (4000 Miles, Bakersfield Mist), Sereana Malani (Pericles, Valley Song), Adele Noronha (Brothel #9, Walt Whitman's Secret), Laara Sadiq (Brothel #9, The Penelopiad), Colleen Wheeler (Elizabeth Rex, Peter and the Starcatcher), Donna Yamamoto (5 @ 50, Salmon Row).
I have a pair of tickets to give away for the performance Happy Place on October 24th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Update The winner is Vivian!