Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevilliany with today's Groupon: for $33, you get two tickets to any 2010–2011 season show at Pacific Theatre, located in the Chalmers Heritage Building (up to a $66.08 value, HST included). This Groupon is not valid for opening night performances.
As a highly acclaimed company, Pacific Theatre impacts audiences with artful and challenging plays that focus on the spiritual side of life. Invite along a date to ogle a show from the 2010–2011 season as it tugs heartstrings, bates breath, and breaks figurative body stilts. The current production of My Name is Asher Lev (running through February 26) nabs its story from Chaim Potok's beloved novel and faithfully unfolds the conflict between one's devotion to art and to God. Or, wait until the peonies and white hot pants have bloomed in the spring to take a sublimely touching, Narnia-esque journey with the cast of The Great Divorce (May 20 through June 18). Pacific Theatre also includes useful audience advisories so that stage seekers may determine if it's appropriate to be accompanied by children, in-laws, or mounted police for any show.
The Pacific Theatre was named one of the top theatre companies in 2009 by Westender. The theatre's past productions have been well-reviewed by the Vancouver Courier, Gay Vancouver, Straight, and Review Vancouver. More than 700 Facebookers are fans of the Pacific Theatre.