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Yoga Play by Dipika Guha

Yoga Play

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Contemporary Comedy  Canadian Premiere
Where commerce, spirituality, and comedy meet

YOGA PLAY

By Dipika Guha
Directed by Jovanni Sy

February 7 - 16, 2019 • MainStage
Tickets from $29

Comedy in the Quest for Happiness.

Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her footing, more trouble surfaces and the sales freefall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Risking everything on a wild plan, Joan and her colleagues are willing to try anything to save face. This hilarious satire asks what it takes to find authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.

Pair Yoga Play with dinner for a lovely Valentine's Day date. Check out our blog post for restaurant suggestions!

"Yoga Play is not simply a satire; it’s also a laugh-out-loud comedy" -Georgia Straight

Audience considerations: Profanity. Recommended age: 12+

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SHOW TIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS

PZ = Pizza Preview  OP = Opening Night FM = Forum (Free for everyone)
TM = Tea Matinee AP = Afterplay TBT = Talkback Thursday 

All special events are free with ticket, unless otherwise noted.

Tea Matinee | 12 pm
Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and cake before the show generously provided by Gilmore Gardens & Courtyard Gardens, and Anna's Cake House.

Afterplay | Post-show
What did you think of the show? We want to hear what you have to say so come join us for an informal discussion after the show to share your thoughts with us and others! 

Talkback Thursday | Post-show
After the performance, join us for an intimate Q & A conversation with some of the actors. This Talkback is your chance to ask questions and gain insight into the play you've just seen.


ARTISTIC TEAM
LOIS ANDERSON as Joan Director JOVANNI SY
HRUNDI V. BAKSHI as Guruji Set Designer SOPHIE TANG
DEREK CHAN as Fred Costume Designer AMY MCDOUGALL
SHAWN MACDONALD as John Dale / Bernard Brown Lighting/Video Designer CHENGYAN BOON
CHIRAG NAIK as Raj Sound Designer MISHELLE CUTTLER
CHRISTINE QUINTANA as Romola Yoga Consultant SCHEHERAZAAD COOPER
  Props Master CAROL MACDONALD
  Technical Director MAC MACLEOD
  Technical Director THEODORE SHERMAN
  Production Manager JOSEF CHUNG
  Stage Manager SUSAN MIYAGISHIMA
  Assistant Stage Manager KOH LAUREN QUAN

"Yoga Play is a hilarious indictment of our times, one that manages to galvanize the audience rather than demoralize us." -Georgia Straight

"Christine Quintana as the wannabe enlightened yoga entrepreneur from L.A. was sheer hoot." -BrokenLegReviews

"The performances in director Jovanni Sy’s production are consistently solid" -Colin Thomas

Yoga Play pokes fun at a growing industry of personal enlightenment -Georgia Straight

Self-help yoga meets commercialization at hilarious Gateway show -Richmond News

"fast-paced comedy that’s going to make you laugh but it’s also going to challenge some of your ideas about business, about yoga, and about what is culture...” -Richmond Sentinel

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2018/2019 SEASON
 

Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2018
LES BELLES-SOEURS

Nov 8 - 17, 2018
EMPIRE OF THE SON

Dec 6 - 31, 2018
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Feb 7 - 16, 2019
YOGA PLAY

March 14 - 23, 2019
GROSS MISCONDUCT

April 4 - 13, 2019
GLORY

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