Did You Know: Stag and Doe

Metro Theatre Vancouver presents Stag and Doe, live on stage May 13 – 29, 2022.

Wedding costs get secretly out of control, wedding parties both need the same venue the same day, all the catering staff is in jail, the wedding cake is gone…
snatching happiness out of chaos is the challenge
.

     This is NOT some kind of combined bachelor and bachelorette party. A stag and doe is a party to raise funds for the couple about to be married. Usually everyone they know is invited. They buy tickets to attend, buy drinks at the bar or participate in activities. It helps the new couple begin marriage without or  reduced debts.

 

   Bonnie and Brad are putting on the stag and doe to help with out of control wedding costs. Your true to life young couple facing the challenges of getting married.

 

 

   A storm has forced Mandy and Rob to need the community hall for their wedding today. The bridezilla alcohol-infused actions twists everyone’s reality.

 

 

   Serendipity strikes Dee and Jay as they discover and  find they enjoy each other.

 

 

 

Tickets from $34 (includes GST) can be reserved by calling
the Box Office
604 266 7191

or
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The Cast and Production Team

THE CAST OF CHARACTERS

BONNIE……………………………………………………….. Kyra Weston

DEE        ……………………………………………………….. Isabella Ciccone

BRAD    ……………………………………………………….. Joshua Sheridan

MANDY……………………………………………………….. Claire deBruyn

ROB      ……………………………………………………….. Hayden Clewes

JAY        ……………………………………………………….. Ryan Johnson

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR ……………………………………… Dale Kelly

PRODUCTION MANAGER ………………… Heather Stewart

STAGE MANAGER …………………………… James Mainguy

PROPERTIES …………………………………… Heather Stewart

SET DESIGNER ………………………………. Warren Johnson

COSTUME DESIGNER …………………….. Claire Turner

SOUND DESIGNER …………………………. Colleen Bignell

LIGHTING DESIGNER ……………………… Les Erskine

GENERAL MANAGER ……………………….. Les Erskine

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR …………………… Les Erskine

HEAD CARPENTER …………………………. Robin Richardson

SCENIC PAINTING ………………………….. Meredith Fraser

SET DECORATION ………………………….. Lesley Martin

PUBLICITY …………………………………….. Debra Danny

GRAPHIC DESIGN …………………………… Barbara LaBounta

WARDROBE MANAGER ………………….. Claire Turner

Ticket for Metro's Presentation of Stag and Doe

Director’s Talk

 

Dale Kelly, the Director, will be joined by cast members, immediately following the show on Friday, May 20, 2021 for an informal chat about:
  • This will be Dales 97th directorial presentation. Things have changed and others stayed the same since he brought us Round and Round the Garden, The Crazy Time or Cards on the Table.

Dale will open the session up for questions from the audience after that introduction.

  • There is no additional charge for the Director’s Talk, just stay in your seats or move up a bit closer to the stage – allowing for social distancing at all times. Usally these sessions are about 20 minutes.

Production & Promo Photos

Ready for the Stag and Doe
Ready for the Stag N Doe

 

 

Jell O shooters are manditory.
Jell O shooters are manditory.

The celebration starts.

The tickets are selling faster than I can keep up.

FAST FACTS:
Stag and Doe

SHOW TIMES:

Evening Performances at 8 pm:
May 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28

Matinee Performances at 2 pm:
May 15, 22, and 29

All current COVID protocols practiced here.

SHOW RUN:

May 13 – 29, 2022

Director’s Talk  is Friday May 20, 2022

The Preview is on Friday May 13, 2022 – it is the final dress rehearsal.

  • Running Time: approx 115 minutes including intermission.
LOCATION:

1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.  Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Laing Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville .

TICKET PRICING:

From $34
The Preview is $25

~ GST and fees are included


* Group Discounts available

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

 

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

BOX OFFICE OPENS 4:30pm on Performance Days 

Voicemail or email responses at other times
Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191
LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

Performance Evenings – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Performance Matinees – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ for $4 at the Value Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro – 1450 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre  via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interviews.

letter M with happy and sad theatre masksMetro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 58th (resumed) Season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. STAG AND DOE is our 531st show.

 

 

 

Stag and Doe Backgrounder

   All communities invest in the relationships of their members. Stag and Doe is a pre-wedding fundraiser for anyone wanting to attending. No invitation required. Yes, some who come will feel obliged to attend. Most however will just see it as an excuse to party.
   Everyone pays a couple of bucks to get in, buy drinks participate in the games. The revenue helps the couple get a start on their new life and the guest share in the excitement.
   These days much of it goes to pay for the expectations the wedding industry and tv shows create, rather than to be an investment they build on, as originally intended, when they began.
   Stag and Doe has acquired many alternate names for this common Canadian tradition. They include: Jack and Jill, Buck and Doe, Shag and even a Dosey Doe for a lesbian couple.
   Now we find a funny thing is happening… as the couple looks back, the Stag and Doe becomes a treasured memory. This Reddit posts reveals the happiness … “I threw a surprise wedding at my Stag and Doe. It was the best evening of our lives!”

Previews & Reviews

“It is a comedy that does not rely on an outrageous plot, on shock effect humour, on a dialogue of one-liners or set-ups and punchlines. Instead, the plot, humour and dialogue are so amusing because they are so true to life.”

“Crawford wrote the play during his stay in Blyth inspired by his own brother’s stag and doe in 2004 in Glencoe, Ontario. Crawford who grew up in Glencoe, has said, “Spending a summer in smalltown, rural Ontario,… I thought I would love to tell a story to these people, for them, about them”.

 

“Jell-O shooters, which apparently are de rigeur at such events.”

“Stag and Doe is a lovely, well-written comedy based on keen observational humour. It captures the nature of small town society in both the fierce rivalries it can generate but also in the sense of community. “