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ABOUT THE MOOSE
The Point Takeover at the Maury Young Arts Centre
It’s Flag Stop in the fall!
The Point Artist-Run Centre takes its summer Flag Stop Theatre and Arts Festival from the floating stage on Alta Lake to the stage deck of the Maury Young Arts Centre for two nights of theatre, dance and live music.
Friday, November 15:
Friday night features the Whistler “dry land” premiere of Stephen Vogler’s new stage play, About the Moose – a hilarious romp through the swamp. Directed by Angie Nolan, this witty satire on bureaucracy and wildlife management is both moving and drop dead funny. Friday night also features a pre-show, live music performance by the one-man hip hop beatbox blues harmonica Americana iconoclast – C.R. Avery.
Saturday, November 16:
Saturday night’s show opens with a dance performance by Trish Belsham’s Gruff Goat Dance Theatre followed by an encore performance of About the Moose.
- Date: Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2019
- Times: 7:30pm | Theatre Doors & Bar open
8:00pm | SHOWTIME
- Price: $15 Early bird price (until November 1) | $20 *Arts Whistler members check your newsletter for discount code valid for use between Nov 2-8 ONLY $5 off full price tickets.
- Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre (Get directions)
- Age restrictions: All Ages, stage play includes course language and adult subject matter.
- Additional information: Cash bar
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(Photos: Yulia Gladysheva)
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Stephen Vogler (playwright):
Stephen Vogler is based in Whistler, BC where he makes his living as a writer and musician. An active author and playwright, his previous plays include Agnes and The Auditor or (Sex, Drugs and Tax Returns). He has contributed his writing to CBC Radio’s Ideas, DNTO and Outfront programs, and to the Globe and Mail, Explore Magazine, and the Georgia Straight among other publications.
Stephen is also a songwriter and musician who performs both solo and with bands Some Assembly Required and The Hounds of Buskerville and is the founder of The Point Artist-Run Centre in Whistler. Find out more.
Angie Nolan (director):
Angie Nolan is an actor, writer and director who leads the Flag Stop Theatre Mentorship Program at The Point. Among other accolades, her film The Twisted Slipper showcased at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Find out more.
” like a collaboration between Beck & The Beastie Boys at their most experimental cross roads”
– Music Guide (US)
Bio for c.r avery
By P. Smith
what men do with their mouths
cue the frenzied combo of molar and spit.
his tongue touches every chroma on its way to blue. he’s been rinsing with gravel, flossing with wire and chewing brick again, he’s been a bad, bad boy.
but he is crackerjack conjurer of washboards and rubber, even suburb girls welcome the twinging. i want to nibble yesterday’s corona from his chin, rub my index finger along the surface of his laugh, pull the maw open to check the slick road of his throat.
there’s something illegal going on down there, the sweet keening of ancient instruments. the orchestra is fidgety, click-hipped, steaming inside that skin.
the boy opens the beauteous and, in gut rendering, words become both otherwise and everything.
Find out more.
THE POINT ARTIST-RUN CENTRE:
The Point Artist-Run Centre (PARC) was formed by a diverse group of Whistler artists in the summer of 2009. They committed themselves to developing a collective home base and hub where artists could work, exhibit, perform, improve their craft and interact with the general public.
The Point Artist-Run Centre was incorporated as a non-profit society in March 2010, establishing an arts centre at the former Whistler Hostel site, previously known as Cypress Lodge on the shore of Alta Lake.
PARC programs a variety of special events during the winter months and ramps up to full time programming for the summer. Our events include art, music and theatre festivals, community dinners and Sundays at the Point open houses. Hosted and partnership initiatives include art workshops, writer retreats, children’s theatre and art camps, acting classes/mentorships and artist in residence programs. Find out more.