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Archive | 2015/2016 Season


Director’s Talk: #ComicPotentialMT

Director Sarah Arnold and the cast of #ComicPotentialMT invite you to join them for a 20 minute talk back session immediately following the performance on April 1st. There is no additional charge, just stay in your seats or move up a bit closer to the stage. The cast, along with director, Sarah, will introduce interactive […]

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Heaven forbid the day should come when actors are replaced by electronic “actoids” as Alan Ayckbourn wickedly fantasized in “Comic Potential”. Set in the not too-distant future, the play imagines a world in which soap operas are performed by robots programmed to act. Into this situation comes the idealistic Adam, nephew of the millionaire TV […]

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Younger Crowd – Langara Voice Review

THE VOICE   February 26, 2016 Reported by: Daniel Dadi-Cantarino South Vancouver’s Metro Theatre has pushed its own boundaries with Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a humorous yet thought-provoking play. The play, which lays out the experiences of five women at a wedding reception, has been described as “Bridesmaids crossed with Sex and the City,” in a press […]

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Same Dress VIDEO Sneak Peek

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a comedy by  award winning playwright Alan Ball, about female friendship and the power of the uniform. Hiding in an upstairs bedroom, five bridesmaids try to escape both the bride and the wedding reception. The five women laugh, cry, confide and counsel one another – bound together by their circumstance […]

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Director’s Talk : #SameDressMT

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” veers back and forth from playful to serious, providing rich material for the small, almost exclusively female cast. Ball pairs witty banter and physical comedy with emotional issues. The result is a production that uses humor as a mode for cathartic expression. The play has progressing characters as opposed […]

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Burnaby NOW Previews Same Dress

Lively City: Bridesmaids’ woes, abstract art, Nordic fashion and more  Julie MacLellan / Burnaby Now February 15, 2016 10:52 Laura Luongo of Burnaby is one of the bridesmaids in 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress, a new production at Metro Theatre opening Feb. 20.   Photograph By contributed Anyone who’s ever donned satin or taffeta to […]

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The play starts with a woman crawling under a bed. It ends with a perfect Polaroid snapshot.  FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is about the bridesmaids. They are an interesting assortment: an evangelical Christian named Frances, the sexually experienced and thoroughly jaded Trisha, the perpetual hot mess Georgeanne,  Mindy the groom’s clumsy, gay sister, […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS METRO PRODUCTION PARTNERS SEASON 54 Theatre Companies with a proven production and creative record are invited to submit an expression of interest to join Metro’s 54th Season in 2016/2017. A maximum of two successful candidates will partner with Metro in producing and mounting a production that will compliment and add value to […]

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