2016/2017 Season Brochure
MORE THAN ENTERTAINMENT • 2016/2017 Season
Gateway Theatre’s transformative 2016/2017 season offers audiences the opportunity to interact with challenging, insightful new material from some of Canada’s most exciting, inventive theatre companies and artists.
We open our season with the Canadian Premiere of Lauren Yee’s madcap adventure across a cultural and generational divide, King of the Yees, directed by Boca del Lupo’s Sherry Yoon. Then, from innovative Pi Theatre comes the World Premiere of Peter Dickinson’s strikingly imagined metaphysical drama Long Division, which examines the mathematics of human connection.
Our beloved holiday musical is Meredith Willson’s rousing, Tony Award-winning classic The Music Man, directed by Barbara Tomasic, with musical direction by Christopher King (helmers of recent Gateway hits Crazy For You and The Wizard of Oz).
To start the New Year we present Ruby Slippers Theatre’s acclaimed production of You Will Remember Me, a wistful and wise family drama by Quebecois playwright François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore. Then, in March, ITSAZOO and Savage Society make a provocative and comedic foray into the firestorm of debate surrounding the Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway pipelines, with the World Premiere of their meta-theatrical event, The Pipeline Project.
The BC premiere of Annabel Soutar’s rollicking road trip The Watershed concludes the Gateway season in April. By innovatively dramatizing an eclectic and insightful set of interviews with scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders, The Watershed incisively probes the forces that are shaping the future of our dwindling natural resources.
Join us, and discover more than entertainment. See you at Gateway!
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