The Cultch has announced its 2017/2018 season of 22 unique, diverse, and intimate shows. The Cultch continues to make its Democratizing our Stages Project a priority with its 2017/2018 season. Executive Director Heather Redfern is on a mission to bring a lineup of shows to The Cultch that reflects the diversity of its audiences.
Highlights include Brief History’s patriarchy smashing, Hot Brown Honey (Australia), Carmen Aguirre’s Broken Tail Bone, produced by Nightswimming (Toronto), the great clowning and acrobatics of Pss Pss (Baccalà Compagnia -Switzerland), and Quelemia Sparrow’s autobiographical O’wet/Lost Lagoon by Vancouver’s Alley Theatre. In addition, The Cultch joins Zee Zee Theatre in presenting Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Saga Collectif’s raw and subversive Black Boys; and as part of this year’s Diwali celebrations, Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan - a poignant glace into the brothels of Mumbai, as well as one of the best physical theatre productions out of India, Encounter (Navarasa Dance Theater).
Long-time patrons of The Cultch will be thrilled to know that many of their favourite performers and companies will return. Old Trout Puppet Workshop are back with their fabulous puppets to present Underland, an exclusive dive into Alice’s wonderland that will take viewers behind the scenes of a puppet show. And Christmas lovers will delight, as this holiday season will be even jollier than usual -East Van Panto, now in its 5th year, presents its outrageous take on the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves; and for the adult crowd, Cultch favourite Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre characters present their rendition of A Christmas Carol in the hilarious and irreverent Little Dickens.
The Cultch continues to partner with companies and organizations around Vancouver in 2017/2018. In January, The Cultch will once again be partnering with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. This year they will co-present two unique Irish shows. Dublin Oldschool is an electrifying combination of storytelling, poetry, and rap music, and I’m Not Here is a show that takes on the very conventions of theatre and turns them on their heads. In addition, The Cultch is proud to be presenting three world premieres of exciting new works by hard-hitting local companies: 1 Hour Photo (VACT), No Foreigners (Hong Kong Exile), and The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius (Rumble Theatre).
With 22 poignant and enthralling productions, The Cultch’s three venues – the Historic Theatre, the Vancity Culture Lab, and the York Theatre – are sure to be bursting with lively entertainment all year long!
Subscriptions for the 17/18 season go on sale now. Single tickets go on sale August 8. Call The Cultch’s Box Office at 604-251-1363 or go online at tickets.thecultch.com.
Full descriptions of each show can be found at thecultch.com