Above The Hospital

 PRESENTED BY MIDTWENTIES THEATRE SOCIETY & RED GATE ARTS SOCIETY

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(Happened January 12 - 21, 2018)

PRESS LINKS

CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/from-laundry-rooms-to-living-rooms-millennials-find-creative-solutions-to-rental-woes-1.4517960

CBC (Early Morning Edition - Interview w/Beau Han Bridge) - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/above-the-hospital-beau-han-bridge-1.4485678

Vancouver Sun - http://vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/millennials-cope-with-artistic-aspirations-financial-hardships-in-above-the-hospital/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Delta Optimist http://www.delta-optimist.com/entertainment/midtwenties-theatre-society-brings-above-the-hospital-to-vancouver-stage-1.23136524

VancouverPresents - https://www.vancouverpresents.com/theatre/millennials-living-above-the-hospital/

DailyHive - http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-arts-shows-january-2018

CiTR 101.9FM "Dave Radio" - http://www.citr.ca/radio/dave-radio-with-radio-dave-on-the-radio/episode/20180105/

MyVanCity - http://myvancity.ca/2018/01/02/hospital-midtwenties-theatre-society-red-gate-arts-society/

Review Vancouver - http://www.reviewvancouver.org/previews.htm

Miss604 - https://miss604.com/2017/12/win-tickets-to-above-the-hospital.html

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DATES: January 12-21, 2018

PERFORMANCE TIMES: January 12-21, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm)

VENUE: Red Gate Revue Stage at Granville Island | 1601 Johnston Street

TICKETS: Available here via Credit Card or 30-mins before doors open (Cash & Credit).

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(WARNING: This play contains strong language, depicted alcohol & drug-use, sexual content, non-toxic smoke effects, and a brief scene of violence. Viewer discretion is ADVISED for those under the age of 19.)

Newly formed Vancouver theatre company Midtwenties Theatre Society, along with Red Gate Arts Society, is thrilled to present the world premiere of their first original theatre production, Above the Hospital, from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Red Gate Revue Stage.

In 2018 Trudeau-era, two lower-class Vancouver Millennials  the rational nursing student, Lauren, and her older, aspiring, musician-boyfriend, Cameron  live together in an overly priced, tiny apartment above a hospital. One night, a poor experience at a restaurant forces them to come back to their dingy abode earlier than expected. A casual evening of sex, pot and talk turns into a casual night of drinking, arguing, and reminiscing about the past, until unexpected guests arrive at their door and disrupt their stable existence, forcing them to re-examine themselves in the face of an unknown future.

Written and directed by Midtwenties Theatres Beau Han Bridge, Above the Hospital features performances by Tristan Smith (Posh) as Cameron, Zack Currie (This Is Our Youth) as Bo, Nadya Debogorski (A Game of You) as Abbey, Aaron Paul Stewart (The Flick) as Michael and debut performances from emerging artists Mira Maschmeyer as Lauren, and Emma Young as Natasha. Above the Hospital is Beaus first original theatre production.

I am beyond excited to debut this first-ever world premiere of Above the Hospital for Midtwenties Theatre Society, says Beau Han Bridge, who has penned and directed the production. Being a non-profit with the intention of creating theatre about millennials and coming-of-age themes, this original piece serves as a perfect chronicle of thoughts and societal challenges that one faces under the guise of no direction. There comes a time in your mid-twenties when the roads become nonlinear and one must make a decision as to where to go, forcing us to look back on our mistakes and plan out a future in a world that is beyond our control  the conflict that arises from this moment in time is where the drama is born, and what will be presented to audiences.
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Credits for Above the Hospital:
Playwright & Director: Beau Han Bridge
Managing Director: Stephanie Cho
Assistant Director: Jesse Ajohn
Performers: Mira Maschmeyer, Tristan Smith, Zack Currie, Nadya Debogorski, Aaron Paul Stewart, & Emma Young
Set & Lighting Design: Beau Han Bridge
Stage Manager: Dakota Vegh
Tech Manager: Mariessa McLeod
Dramaturgy: Tiffany Mo
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THIS IS OUR YOUTH

Presented by Midtwenties Theatre Society & Red Gate Arts Society
 Proudly sponsored by The Georgia Straight

(Happened July 14- 23, 2017)

Past Review Quotes:

"Under the direction of Beau Han Bridge, the performances are terrific." - Joledingham.ca

"This trio can more than hold their own against the impressive line up of respected actors who have previously played these roles like; Jake Gyllenhaal, Matt Damon, Michael Cera, Anna Pacquin to name a few." - Jayminter.com

"The three young actors are terrific. Beau Han Bridge directs with confidence; it’s hard to believe this is his first directing gig. He and the actors fully embrace the gritty naturalism of the script" - vancouverplays.com

"Art Director Beau Han Bridge makes a strong directorial debut, presenting a first effort that shows significant promise and an eye for capturing a midtwenties experience." - SAD Magazine

"If this debut is the way they’ll proceed, Mid Twenties Theatre Society has a bright future ahead of them." - Jayminter.com


Newly formed Vancouver theatre company, Midtwenties Theatre Society, is proud to present their first offering to the Vancouver arts community, This Is Our Youth, from Friday, July 14 to Monday, July 17; Wednesday, July 19; and Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 at the Revue Stage on Granville Island.

A play by American dramatist and screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), This Is Our Youth is a brilliant, darkly humorous, bittersweet portrait of youth poised on the cusp of the scary, disillusioning path to adulthood. In Trump-era New York City, three privileged Upper West Side kids – the swaggering, drug-dealing Dennis; his dispirited, free-thinking best friend and whipping boy, Warren; and confused, self-conscious fashion student Jessica – hang out, smoke pot, scheme for cash, challenge each other, and make tentative steps towards an authentic, vulnerable connection, all in a period of less than twenty-four hours in Dennis’ apartment.

A directorial debut for Midtwenties Theatre Society’s Beau Han Bridge (CBC’s The Romeo Section, ABC’s Imaginary Mary), This Is Our Youth features Tsawwassen’s Mackenzie Cardwell (CW’s Supernatural) as Jessica, Edmonton-born/Vancouver-based Quinn Hinch (TLC’s Untold Stories of the E.R.) in his theatre debut as Warren, and recent Studio 58 graduate, Zack Currie (Angels in America) as Dennis.


Director:  Beau Han Bridge

Managing Director:  Roxana Hagen

Assistant Director:  Stephanie Cho

Performers:  Zack Currie, Quinn Hinch, & Mackenzie Cardwell

Set Design: Beau Han Bridge

Lighting Design: Beau Han Bridge