Touchstone Theatre Presents Happy Place: Win Tickets

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Touchstone Theatre, in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre and Diwali in BC, presents Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha.

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.

Happy Place
L-R Diane Brown, Nicola Cavendish, Sereana Malani, Adele Noronha, Laara Sadiq, Colleen Wheeler and Donna Yamomoto. Photo by Riun Garner.

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).

Win Tickets

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!

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10 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Bonnie KarhukangasThursday, October 12th, 2017 — 11:11am PST

    I would love to take my girlfriend. She has dealt with mental illness with her daughter and I think she would love this performance!

  2. Jason BThursday, October 12th, 2017 — 11:15am PST

    Happy Days…

  3. VivianThursday, October 12th, 2017 — 11:39am PST

    Love to win!

  4. AndreaThursday, October 12th, 2017 — 3:37pm PST

    This would be awesome!

  5. HollyThursday, October 12th, 2017 — 10:24pm PST

    Everyone needs a Happy Place.

  6. TammyFriday, October 13th, 2017 — 7:56pm PST

    Great event to see!

  7. M.K.Friday, October 13th, 2017 — 8:01pm PST

    Would love to go this performance.

  8. ShelleyFriday, October 13th, 2017 — 10:54pm PST

    Love the theatre! This show sounds amazing!

  9. Teresa KSaturday, October 14th, 2017 — 3:10pm PST

    I would love to win.

  10. Bonnie Y.Monday, October 16th, 2017 — 8:30pm PST

    It sounds like a great production.

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