Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Origins Theatre Projects 15th Year, NGGRFG OPENS IN OCTOBER

Origins Theatre Projects marks our 15th year based in Vancouver as a small project-based theatre company. Despite the recent cutbacks, we are still alive. We are pleased to be an associate producer of the critically acclaimed production Nggrfg, which is back for an extended run. Thanks for your continued support of live professional theatre.

Donnard MacKenzie, Artistic Director.

Small Brown Package Productions
& Guys In Disguise
In association with Origins Theatre Projects and the Firehall Arts Centre
proudly present:


Written and performed by Berend McKenzie
Directed by Denis Simpson

He’s Black!
Don’t miss this chance to see Berend McKenzie’s hit fringe play nggrfg held-over at the Firehall Arts Centre, October 22-31.

Directed by Canadian theatre legend Denis Simpson, nggrfg is a riotous and poignant one-man tour-de-force about being black and gay in a world that doesn’t always have room for either. Inspired by words that are used to oppress, nggrfg explores the impact of those two words in intimate and humorous ways.

nggrfg is just finishing a hugely successful Edmonton and Vancouver run, and the audiences want more! Critically acclaimed as a must see show, we invite you to attend our hold-over run here in Vancouver.

***** 5 STARS- Vue Weekly
***** 5 STARS- CJSR Radio

“Playful and touching. McKenzie is an ebullient performer, (It) left this crusty old critic in tears, nggrfg is for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider.” Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

“McKenzie turns ugliness into a thing of heart-wrenching beauty. This show comes straight from his heart and it will warm the cockles of yours.” Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier

“McKenzie bares his soul, digging so deeply that he uncovers a sparkling autobiographical gem. McKenzie's absolute commitment to his material and ample gifts as an actor creates so palpable a presence that this show leaves you feeling exhilarated.” Peter Bernie, The Vancouver Sun

Opening October 21, 22, 23 9:00
October 24 4:00 & 9:00
October 25 4:00
October 28, 29, 30 9:00
October 31 4:00 & 9:00
All 4pm matinees are pay-what-you-can.
Regular Tickets $14.00-$16.00
The Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St. Vancouver, BC
Ticket Information: (604)689-0926
Smallbrownpackages.com, media contact: denis.denman@gmail.com


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