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It’s the season to Bah! Humbug!

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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.” Media inquiries Leanne Prain, Marketing and Promotions, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs T: 778-782-9223 | E: lyp2@sfu.ca  www.sfuwoodwards.ca  

Bah! Humbug! returns

Bah! Humbug! 2012 - A Woodward’s Seasonal Tradition!

December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $20 general | $10 student/seniors Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre Goldcorp Centre for the Arts BUY TICKETS Directed by Max Reimer Starring Jay Brazeau, Jim Byrnes & Margo Kane Featuring over 20 popular & seasonal songs, an audience sing-a-long, seasonal refreshments, and an organic turkey draw! A contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas CarolBah! Humbug! parallels the economic disparities between Victorian England and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Reconceived as a reading and musical event where Scrooge owns a pawn shop on Hastings Street, this presentation includes community actors working alongside professional actors from the city. This imaginative production offers a new twist on a cherished classic that celebrates the transformative power of human redemption. A Woodward's tradition, each year the family-friendly adapation contains new twists and turns while highlighting the vital issues affecting Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Directed by Max Reimer, Bah! Humbug! features award-winning actor Jay Brazeau as Ebenezer Scrooge, First Nations actor Margo Kane as the narrator, Juno-award winning musician and actor Jim Byrnes as Jacob Marley, and gospel and blues/singer Tom Pickett as Bob Cratchit. Musical performances are diverse and include pop songs, folk, blues, gospel, and industrial rock along with traditional seasonal favourites. This truly is a version of A Christmas Carol like you've never experienced before. A witty, heart-filled production! –Megan Harris A fantastic way to get into the spirit of the season! –Diane Roberts, urban ink .. one sweet humbug... becoming an annual favourite... a made-in-Vancouver Christmas Carol... Brazeau is a great humbugging Scrooge...Don't miss it..... -Jo Ledingham,  Vancouver Courier