A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF
WALT WHITMAN’S SECRET
October 19, 2016
Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave, off 3rd Street)
Gala starts at 6:30pm, play starts at 8pm
- $80 – Gala Package (includes pre-show entertainment, food, reading, play, dessert and $30 tax receipt)
- $15-$28 – Play only
2016 marks our 20th anniversary – 20 years of brave, candid, funny, disturbing, thrilling, innovative, impactful queer stories for live theatre on the West Coast.
It’s been quite a journey – from our days as Screaming Weenie to our morphing a few years ago into the frank, we’ve done shows in bars and nightclubs, on sidewalks and iPods, in performance spaces from Granville Island to the East End, in Richmond and North Van, Toronto and Winnipeg. We’ve done community-based work around difficult issues like racism within the queer community, recently hosted a landmark national conference focused on queer theatre & performance, and with our youth program Telling It Bent, now in its third year, we are creating safer space and empowering queer and Two-Spirited youth through writing and live performance.
Here is what we have lined up you this special evening:
- 6:30 pm-7:10 pm: Classical piano from award-winning 16 year-old pianist Markus Masaites (left)
- 7:10 pm-7:50 pm: A reading by Canadian literary luminary and former Vancouver poet laureate George Fetherling (right), author of the novel on which the play is based
- 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm: Performance of Walt Whitman’s Secret, a world premiere production featuring some of the finest theatre artists in Western Canada
From 6:30 to 8:00 and during the intermission (9:00-9:15) there will be food served from Vancouver caterer Taste Catering – for the complete menu, please click here. Plus Presentation House Theatre’s cash bar will be open all night.
Tickets to the event are $80 each, and proceeds will go to support the frank theatre company. Please know that you will receive a tax receipt in the amount of $30 ($80 donation minus $50 which is the cost of the food and play).
Please click here to purchase tickets (scroll down and click on Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:30 pm – Fundraiser)
NOTE: Regular priced tickets are also available this evening.
Without the support of individuals like yourself, we wouldn’t be able to advance our mission – which is to actualize a world where sexual and gender diversity is accepted and embraced, everywhere in every society, by everyone, through the powerful, intimate medium of live theatre. We very much hope you will join us for this event – it will be a special evening. And it will help us continue doing the work we’re doing to make Vancouver the home of some of the most progressive and exciting queer theatre in Canada.
Thanks to our media sponsor for this event, Daily Xtra.