SOAP Theatre's 2018-19 Season
by Joe Landry
Frank Venables Theatre will be transformed into a radio broadcast studio as this beloved holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.
With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Part of the fun will be having the “foley artist” or sound effects technician, on stage, creating the necessary effects rather than relying on recordings played from the sound booth.
Late January - Early February
by Christopher Durang
directed by Nathan Linders
When upscale New York’s two least license-worthy therapists inadvertently send two patients on a collision course, the unintended consequences of the worst blind date ever disrupt the lives of everyone involved, even the therapists themselves.
Can these two therapists, their patients, and two hapless bystanders overcome their hang-ups, or are they Beyond Therapy?
Late April - Early May
by Morris Panych
directed by Trevor Leigh
This is the dark and twisted story of a cynical and suicidal accounting clerk (Holloman) who gets taken under the wing of a happy-go-lucky, ever-optimistic suit salesman (Lawrence). Lawrence the optimist tries to teach Holloman the pessimist how to live happily and remain positive, until his own good luck starts to turn.
Lawrence's fiancee dumps him, his car is demolished, his dog goes missing, he loses his job, and his apartment is burned to the ground... and that's just the beginning! Is happiness determined by our outlook on life? Or can our destiny be changed by another?
The play is written by Vancouver’s own two-time Governor General Award-winning writer Morris Panych and will be SOAP Theatre’s entry in the 2019 Okanagan Drama Festival.