The Shipment at Firehall Arts Centre: Win Tickets

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Firehall Arts Centre is launching its 37th anniversary season with SpeakEasy Theatre’s powerful and provocative comedy, The Shipment opening on September 25, 2019.

Cast of The Shipment. Photo by Jens Kristian Balle
Cast of The Shipment. Photo by Jens Kristian Balle

The Shipment at Firehall Arts Centre

When:  September 25 to October 5, 2019
Where: Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova, Vancouver)
Tickets: From $20 online or call (604) 689-0926

Written by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media.

Five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

Garnering five Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards nominations and a Best Actor win for Omari Newton, The Shipment is biting satire at its very best.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on September 25th. 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 Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Follow the Firehall Arts Centre on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram along with SpeakEasy Theatre on Twitter and Facebook for more info.

UPDATE The winner is Nele!

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14 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. colleen tsoukalasTuesday, August 27th, 2019 — 3:45pm PST

    Would love to see this and write it up.

  2. Tabby72Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 — 6:20am PST

    I’d love to see this. Thanks!

  3. wenWednesday, August 28th, 2019 — 8:57am PST

    This will be great! Thanks!

  4. Bonnie Y.Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 — 9:18am PST

    Sounds interesting.

  5. Shelley ButcherWednesday, August 28th, 2019 — 1:56pm PST

    This show sounds amazing and thought provoking. Would love to go.

  6. Jessica Roberts-FarinaThursday, August 29th, 2019 — 11:49am PST

    The Shipment looks extraordinary; necessary storytelling in our world today. We’d love to go!

  7. NeleThursday, August 29th, 2019 — 7:15pm PST

    This show sounds very interesting!I’d love to go

  8. AnitaThursday, August 29th, 2019 — 8:49pm PST

    sounds fantastic!

  9. WesThursday, August 29th, 2019 — 9:02pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  10. KarenFriday, August 30th, 2019 — 12:48pm PST

    Sounds like an interesting evening.

  11. deeSunday, September 1st, 2019 — 7:06am PST

    Wow

  12. BobSunday, September 1st, 2019 — 1:21pm PST

    Satire! I love it already.

  13. Jason BMonday, September 2nd, 2019 — 10:46pm PST

    Fantastic

  14. Catherine HercusTuesday, September 10th, 2019 — 1:40pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter

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