Newly formed theatre company The Search Party presents its debut production, The Father, from Wednesday, November 20 to Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch.
Founded by Mindy Parfitt, The Search Party exists to bring emotionally powerful and aesthetically rigorous productions to Vancouver stages. The Father is a multi-award-winning play written by one of the most exciting playwrights of our time, Florian Zeller. This production marks the Western Canadian premiere of Zeller’s work.
“I was fortunate to see Florian Zeller’s work in London,” says Parfitt. “I was so taken by the writing, I knew I wanted to direct one of his pieces. They pose the perfect challenge – how to clearly depict reality, when reality is unreliable. The Father is an exquisitely written play that allows the audience to experience the disorienting nature of dementia.”
The Father is a deeply moving and unsentimental portrayal of the realities of living with dementia. Winner of the 2014 Moliére Award (France’s most prestigious theatre prize) for best new play, The Father took Paris, London and New York by storm, garnering a plethora of awards and accolades along the way. It is a deeply moving, fearless, and humanizing portrayal of a man in mental decline whose daughter desperately tries to care for him as he fights to maintain his autonomy and identity.
With performances by some of Vancouver’s leading theatre artists including Kevin McNulty, Jillian Fargey, Steven Lobo, Agnes Tong, Emma Slipp and Kayvon Khoshkam, The Father is not to be missed.
Tickets: From $25 online at tickets.thecultch.com or by phone at 604.251.1363
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The Search Party Presents: The Father
Location: Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch - 1895 Venables Street
Admission: Tickets from $25
Time: 8:00 pm
Date: Wednesday November 20th, 2019 - Saturday November 30th, 2019