Socially Engaged Theatre :: Shattering :: Tonight

September 27, 2008

…created and performed by people who have struggled with addiction

[forwarded by Anne]

Back by popular demand!


Forum Theatre created and performed by people who have struggled with addiction…

Shattering begins with the premise that addicts come from somewhere: our communities. It is also within our communities that solutions dwell. By combining the very real issue of addiction with Forum Theatre, Shattering engages our collective creativity. Audience members are invited to stop the action of the play, and replace characters onstage, providing an opportunity to initiate community dialogue in search of grassroots solutions. The play asks difficult questions that dig beneath the symptoms to get at the root causes of addiction, and also provides a safe place to explore approaches to complex situations.

Headlines Theatre’s play Shattering performed in Vancouver in Nov/Dec 2006 and then toured into 26 communities throughout BC in Jan/Feb, 2007, to tremendous critical and audience acclaim, with the title: METH We changed the title to Shattering for this 2008 Western Canada tour in consultation with performance sponsors, and in recognition that the play has always been about the root causes of addiction, not any one drug in particular. After receiving numerous requests to bring the play to additional communities, Headlines is now bringing back the production, along with the original cast.

Beginning on September 27, 2008 (opening night), Shattering will be performed for a week at the Japanese Hall before launching into a thirty-three performance tour across thirty-one communities throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Come out and take part in an experience that is equally engaging, profound and fun.

Local Vancouver Run

Sep. 26 — PREVIEW
Sep. 28 — SHOW
Sep. 29 — NO SHOW
Sep. 30 — SHOW
Oct. 01 — SHOW
Oct. 02 — SHOW
Oct. 03 — SHOW
Oct. 04 — SHOW

Japanese Hall • 475 Alexander Street, Vancouver [map]

All shows: doors open at 7:30pm, performance begins at 8:00pm. Admission is by donation.

reservations recommended

Language Advisory

To make a reservation or for further info please contact Christopher Bromley at (604) 871-0508 or publicity [at] headlinestheatre [dot] com

The trailer for the production can be viewed on Youtube.

or visit the website:

Headlines Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of: Canada Council, City of Vancouver, First Nations Health Council, BC Gaming, BC Arts Council, CUPE, BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, The Melusine Foundation, Hamber Foundation, Westender, Co-op Radio and Japanese Hall.


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