There are two shows, both written by UBC alumni and are directed by Jenna Newton and Shelby Bushell.
“”Home Fires Burning” by Heidi Elric, directed by Jenna Newton, is a story of not only the UBC Players Club’s history, but Canada’s own as it came of age beneath the British Empire,” says playwright Heidi Elric. “It is a wartime piece about family and grief, but more than any of that, it is a tribute to Charles Duncan, one of the founding members of the UBC Player’s Club, a young student, artist, and human being who never came back from war.
“Divine Monster” by Elena Kaufman, directed by Shelby Bushell, is a dark comedy that questions our contemporary ideas of fame, stardom and adoration. The exchange between a UBC student backpacker and the greatest actress of the 19th century calls into question whether public fame and private happiness can ever be balanced.”
The preview show is tomorrow at 7:30 PM and is by donation.
The following evening shows are March 4-6 and 10-12 at 7:30 PM. There is a matinee on March 13 at 2 PM.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and are $10 for students and seniors. As well, group discount rates are available.