osimous theatre brings Our Town to Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

September 30 – October 18, 2014

Monday to Saturday

Opening Night October 2, 2014

The First Christian Reformed Church at 2670 Victoria Drive

Tickets: $25 at www.osimous.com

Forget what you know, leave your conceptions behind at the church door and prepare to experience Our Town in a whole new light. osimous theatre’s exquisite re-imagining of Wilder’s classic will be the first professional production in Vancouver in over 20 years. Performances will run from September 30 – October 18 with Opening Night on Thursday, October 2. Shows run Monday throughSaturday at 8pm with matinees at noon on Wednesdays and at 2pm Saturdays. The production will feature osimous founding members Craig EricksonBob Frazer and Dawn Petten along with John ShawQuelemia SparrowChris Cope and Lauren Jackson. Their previous two productions, The Pavilion by Craig Wright in 2011 and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen in 2012 received critical acclaim; Hedda Gabler sold out before opening. 

The company’s mission – to change the way people see theatre – shines boldly through in this exciting new take on the well-loved classic. Artistic director Bob Frazer, a multiple award-winning Canadian actor and local favorite, wants to blur the “fourth wall” between audiences and actors and create a community between the two. There will be no stage and instead audience members will sit together in an intimate living-room-themed space while actors perform and then sit among them during the entire performance. While there is no audience participation in the traditional sense Frazer wants each audience member to feel part of the experience. “I want us to think of this production as if we were hosting a gathering of friends to come and talk with us, have a drink with us and let us share a simple story about living life to the fullest.”


For this innovative production osimous is partnering with the community support group, HomeStart Foundation – a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization helping people re-establish a home. Working in partnership with over 70 member agencies, HomeStart have helped set up over 3000 homes over the last ten years with over 40% of those served being children. Frazer, explains, “For me this play is about living life to its fullest and the importance of community so we wanted partner with an organisation that does so much for all those in need in our very own community.”


Special Performances:

Pay What You Can – September 30th  October 1st and 8th

Opening Night – October 2nd

Matinee – October 1st and 8th at noon, October 4th and 11th at 2pm

Special Gala Night – October 8th at 8pm

Post show Talkbacks – October 7th and 14th


Tickets can be purchased from our website and through www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006.


Tickets: $25 at www.osimous.com


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