Vancouver theatre

The 4H Club. Interview With Heather Doerksen | July 8th, 2010

Heather Doerksen 4H ClubThe end of the world has never been this entertaining. Today we interview director Heather Doerksen about The 4H Club, showing at the Cultch Theatre from July 21 to July 25.

What is The 4H Club about?

The 4H Club explores the inner workings of the four horsemen of the apocalypse (War, Pestilence, Famine, and Death) while they try their darndest to successfully bring about the end of the world with a strict deadline of one hundred years. All this, while trying to deal with their own intimate relationships in a very human way.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a funny bone, and everyone who thinks outside the box. Take a deep breath, leave your inhibitions at the door, dive in, and hold on for the ride!

The Hanging Judge. Interview With Andrey Summers | July 7th, 2010

What do you get when you combine hungry trolls, the ghost of a racist judge and a little zombification? Comedy gold. Today we interview local playwright and director Andrey Summers about The Hanging Judge, which is showing at the Cultch Theatre from July 28 to August 1.

What is the Hanging Judge about?

Basically, at its core The Hanging Judge is about justice and discrimination. On the surface, though, it's about two British trolls in a cemetary wanting to eat a guy. There's opportunity there for a lot of black comedy, and we definitely go to some pretty ridiculous places, but all of that is juxtaposed by the very harsh presence of this hanged, racist judge.

The characters are all desperate, all striving for something, and there's a pervasive futility to a lot of what happens...but the show never lets you go too long without a laugh. And there are some big laughs to be had here.