The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

Peter Anderson in The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Photo: Tim Matheson.

by Colleen Murphy
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
Produced by Rumble Theatre and presented by The Cultch

November 22 – December 3, 2017
The Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC

 

 

Here’s what the critics said about the show:

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius is deranged, darkly funny, and perverse, but its subversiveness also serves a purpose, and it makes for an unforgettable experience” — Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight

“I can’t recommend this show enough” — Paul Durras, BC BookWorld

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius encourages us to get comfortable with discomfort, to revel in the outrageous and to trade our tears for laughter” — Lauren Donnelly, Vancouver Weekly

“I can’t remember the last time I saw a show that got me so excited I thought I might lose my marbles” — Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca

“If you need a really good laugh and you’re okay with dark, grisly, bloody, grotesque, rude and crude – all wrapped up in the French clowning style called bouffon – you will love Titus Bouffonius as much as I did” — Jo Ledingham, Joledingham.ca

“This show is smart. The heady mix of bouffon revelry and Shakespearean trauma is fuel for an edgy comedy, and playwright Colleen Murphy has dug deep into both worlds to concoct an experiential feast” — Chelsey Stuyt, Vancouver Presents

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius at first presents itself as a chaotic project by confused misfits, but in reality it is an intelligent (if not eloquent) commentary on the Shakespearean classic and the complexities of the world which we navigate” — Ljudmila Petrovic, SAD MAG

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius might give you a lot to talk about the next day…we were all pretty much speechless” — Tiva Quinn, iliveineastvan.com

 

 

Click here for more details about the show

AGM-apalooza 2017

GOVERNANCE! VOTING! REFRESHMENTS! GOOD TIMES!

Join us on Tuesday, November 14th as we partner with Neworld Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, The Chop Theatre, and Hardline Productions for the 2017 installment of AGM-apalooza, the season’s most exhilarating non-theatrical theatrical event. You’ll get the inside intelligence on where these five companies are now, and where they’re going next.

There will be a speedy, tag-team AGM session at 7pm, followed by break-out meetings for each company. Join us in the Rumble office to vote for our new Board and check out our financials while eating snacks with friends. Please note that while the AGM is wheelchair accessible, the Rumble office is located up a set of stairs.

 

 

AGM-apalooza 2017
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Doors at 6pm, AGMs begin at 7pm.
Where: PL1422, 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC
Admission: Entry is $5 and gets you membership to all 5 companies.

There will be a cash bar, too, so please remember to bring all your coins and bills. (No ATM on site, sorry.)

No official RSVP necessary, but you can let us know if you’re coming via our Facebook event.

Indian Arm wins Governor General’s Literary Award

Photo by Wendi Wirawan; design by Kristen Johnson

Photo by Wendi Wirawan; design by Kristen Johnson

We’re thrilled to announce that Indian Arm — the first play we commissioned as part of our adaptation program — has been awarded the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama.

Massive congratulations to Hiro Kanagawa, who took on the challenge of this commission and wrote a beautiful, haunting, thought-provoking script.
Hiro Kanagawa, playwright

Hiro Kanagawa, playwright

The play resonated with the audiences who saw our premiere production of Indian Arm in 2015. And it clearly resonated with the GG peer assessment committee, as well.

The committee praised Indian Arm as “a timely and evocative manifestation of the characters’ struggle with their relationship to the land. Hiro Kanagawa masterfully navigates the tension between Indigenous and settler identities as they work to figure out how we can live together. Mythic. Heart-breaking. Poetic.”

To read more about the GG winners, click here.

The Revenge of the Hot Mess Halloween is Coming

The countdown is on to Rumble’s annual Halloween party!

Oct 28, 2017, 8pm – late
PL1422 at 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC

$15 in advance; $20 at the door (cash only). Note: This is a 19+ event.

BUY TICKETS

Vintage HalloweenThere will be a cash bar (no ATM on site, sorry) and other treats. Come dressed in whatever costume you can dream up – the wackier and more creative the better. We can’t wait to see who (or should we say “what”?) shows up to party with us!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We’re looking for some fine folks to help us make our “Hot Mess Halloween” happen. If you’re interested in doing a shift at the bar/door/coat check, or would like to lend a hand with set-up or clean-up, we’d love to have your help. All volunteers receive complimentary entry to the party. Please contact Jessica at jhood@rumble.org to sign up or find out more.

Indian Arm nominated for Governor General’s Literary Award

 

Hiro Kanagawa, playwright

Hiro Kanagawa, playwright

We are thrilled to share the news that Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa is one of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award finalists for Drama. Indian Arm, which is based on Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, was the first script that Rumble commissioned as part of our revamped adaptation program.

When the production premiered in 2015, it wowed audiences and critics alike, and garnered Hiro the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award that year for Outstanding Original Script. We are so pleased that this great script continues to receive such wonderful recognition. Congratulations, Hiro!

The winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards will be announced on November 1. Click here for a full list of nominees.