Realwheels Theatre Presents:

CREEPS

by David E. Freeman

WHEN: December 1 – 10, 2016

Preview: November 30 at 8pm

Opening: December 1st at 8pm

Performance Times: December 2-3 & 6-10 at 8pm

Matinee: December 4 at 2pm

WHERE: HISTORIC THEATRE AT THE CULTCH

1895 Venables Street; Vancouver, BC

WHERE: HISTORIC THEATRE AT THE CULTCH

1895 Venables Street; Vancouver, BC

TICKETS: Tickets from $20

On sale September 15 at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or at www.thecultch.com/tickets

ADDED VALUE:

Enjoy a special celebratory post-show reception on Saturday, December 3 in recognition of International Day of People with Disabilities.

Enjoy post-show discussions on December 4 & 6.


REALWHEELS THEATRE PRESENTS ONE OF CANADA’S MOST IMPORTANT PLAYS

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Forty-five years after stunning audiences and sweeping theatre awards across Canada and the U.S., Realwheels Theatre is proud to present David E. Freeman’s CREEPS  at The Cultch from Thursday, December 1st to Saturday, December 10, 2016.

A seminal play by a writer who lived with cerebral palsy, Freeman was one of the first writers to put his own voice – a Canadian voice – on the stage in the early 70’s.CREEP

CREEPS   tells the story of four disabled men who work in a sheltered workshop doing mundane work. They escape to the washroom to share their feelings and vent their hatred for their institutionalized environment as well as the charities that support it. The savagery and hilarity of Freeman’s uncompromising and sardonic dialogue drives the show and expresses the tension of the oppressed with a palpable ferocity and clarity.

CREEPS   puts people living with disability front and centre onstage. For the first time ever, this production features a truly mixed-ability cast, featuring three artists with disabilities alongside Vancouver’s recognized professional actors. The casting speaks to Realwheels Theatre’s ongoing commitment to fostering interchange between mainstream and disability arts sectors.

Directed by Brian Cochrane (52 Pick-up, Wide Awake Hearts, Speech & Debate) and featuring from the disability community Paul Beckett (Lautrec, Waiting for Godot), Adam Grant Warren (I Love Mondays, All In), and Aaron Roderick in his debut role, in addition to Brett Harris (Lost Words: Political Edition, Trainspotting) and David A. Kaye (Bombitty of Errors, Little Creation), CREEPS   will give audiences a rare glimpse into the lived experience of disability, filtered through a 1970’s lens.

CREEPS   is written by David E. Freeman

Producer/Dramaturge: Rena Cohen

Co-Producer: Lindsey Adams

Director: Brian Cochrane

Featuring: Paul Beckett, Brett Harris, David A. Kaye, Aaron Roderick, & Adam Grant Warren (two additional cast members to be announced)

Costume Designer: Christopher Gauthier

Set & Lighting Designer: Lauchlin Johnston

Production Manager: Jayson McLean

Stage Manager: Ingrid Turk

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About Realwheels Theatre:

Realwheels creates and produces performances that deepen audiences’ understanding of the disability experience. We provide respectful and accurate representation of disability, with a vision for full integration of people with disabilities in the performing arts.