Featuring Juno award-winning musician Jim Byrnes as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Preview: December 10 at 7:30 pm.
December 11-13 & December 16-20, 7:30 pm.
Saturday matinees December 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm.
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Tickets: www.sfuwoodwards.ca or at the door one hour before show time
General - $29
Student/Seniors - $15
Dec. 10 preview - $10
Don’t miss this festive and seasonal favourite. Each show features a turkey draw and an audience sing-along of holiday favourites before show start.
Reconceived as a tale where Scrooge owns a pawn shop on Hastings Street, this imaginative all-ages production offers a bittersweet twist on a cherished classic that celebrates the transformative power of human redemption. Now more than 150 years old, Dickens’ timeless story remains relevant today, especially in light of parallels between the economic disparities of Victorian London and Vancouver’s DTES.
“Each year, the adaptation has different creative twists and turns as we continue to highlight vital issues affecting the DTES. Taking inspiration from Dickens, we’re proud to work in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre to benefit a dynamic cultural program in our community” says Michael Boucher, Director, Cultural Programs & Partnerships, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.
Commissioned and co-produced by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre with support from SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Bah! Humbug!
supports the flagship Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, which partners each year with forty-plus Downtown Eastside involved community arts and non-arts organizations.
Directed by Max Reimer
, Bah! Humbug!
features Juno award-winning musician Jim Byrnes
, First Nations actors Margo Kane
as the narrator and Sam Bob
as Ghost of Christmas Past and Dumpster Diva, and gospel and blues singer/actor Tom Pickett
as Bob Cratchit.
These Vancouver favourites are joined by a cast of professional
and DTES community actors. Musical performances are diverse and include pop songs, folk, blues, gospel and industrial rock along with traditional seasonal
favourites, directed by Neil Weisensel.
“At the darkest hour of a winter’s night, Scrooge confronts spirits of the past, present and future. Emerging from Coast Salish land buried under city sidewalks, they bring the old pawn broker face to face with memories he cannot bear and relationships he cannot heal,” says Savannah Walling, Artistic Director of Vancouver Moving Theatre, “Dickens’ haunting ghost story is filled with social satire, heartbreak and compassion. We hope that our music filled adaptation shines the light of truth on this old tale and today’s Downtown Eastside.”
Leanne Prain, Marketing and Promotions, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs
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