Mary’s Wedding at Firehall Arts Centre

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The Firehall Arts Centre presents Mary’s Wedding, on stage February 25 to March 13, 2022. Winner of the Alberta Literary Award for Drama, the Alberta Playwriting Competition and the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love and survival which weaves a theatrical spell of hope, regret, memory, and dreams.

Mary's Wedding at Firehall Arts Centre

Mary’s Wedding at Firehall Arts Centre

  • When: February 25 to March 13, 2022
    • Post Show Talkback: March 3 & 10
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Available online now for $15

“In making the difficult decision to postpone FADO – The Saddest Music in the World until next season, I sought to find a smaller-cast play that I knew would touch audiences’ hearts with similar passion, humour, and loss that Elaine Ávila’s FADO holds,” says the Firehall Arts Centre’s Artistic Producer, Donna Spencer. “Mary’s Wedding came to mind immediately, given its beautifully poetic words and its exploration of love, hope, and resilience. In choosing this play, I felt it best to cast this work with two teams of actors to provide more opportunities for Vancouver’s many talented young professional performers to share their skills during these COVID times through the telling of this classic Canadian work.”

When Mary and Charlie – young, passionate, vulnerable, and impulsive – unexpectedly take shelter in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and Mary and Charlie must surrender to the uncertainties of their tumultuous times.

Written by Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte and directed by Donna Spencer, the Firehall’s production of this award-winning script features two teams of performers: Sarah Roa (Mary) and Tanner Zerr (Charlie); and Emma Ross (Mary) and Jacob Leonard (Charlie).

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night, Saturday, February 26th at 7:30pm. This weekend also marks the 40th anniversary of the Firehall Arts Centre! 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 Thursday, February 17, 2022. UPDATE the winner is Nicole!

5 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Bonnie Y.Friday, February 11th, 2022 — 4:52pm PST

    This sounds like a great production.

  2. Lynne DeCewTuesday, February 15th, 2022 — 11:31am PST

    Can’t wait to see this!

  3. Lynne DeCewTuesday, February 15th, 2022 — 11:31am PST

    So great to see live theatre back and thriving.

  4. NicoleWednesday, February 16th, 2022 — 9:32pm PST

    A great post COVID night out.

  5. Jason BThursday, February 17th, 2022 — 10:35am PST

    Closest I might get to a wedding

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