The Electric Company Theatre is going intimate and unplugged with All The Way Home, Tad Mosel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning story of love and spiritual transformation. The unique production will be presented at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with all seats directly on the stage.

Kim Collier directs All The Way Home. Photo by Michael Julian Berz
[Kim Collier; photo by Michael Julian Berz]  

After the immense success of 2010’s ambitious theatre/film hybrid “Tear the Curtain“, director Kim Collier is back in Vancouver with a new vision that brings the audience right onto the stage of the Queen E and into the world of a profoundly moving and personal story.
“This is exciting new territory for Electric Company,” says Kim, the company’s co-founder and last year’s winner of the 2010 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for direction. “It’s an entirely lo-fi experience offering our audience an extraordinarily intimate connection to the story.”

Meg Roe stars in All The Way Home. Photo by Michael Julian Berz
[Meg Roe; photo by Michael Julian Berz]
Tad Mosel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a beautifully crafted journey of love and spiritual transformation. In a quiet, rural town in the early 1900s, a family is shaken to its core by the untimely and accidental death of one of its own. Even as the loss is deeply felt and shared across the divide of many generations, a mother quietly clings to the promise of renewal and life.

Jonathon Young and Meg Roe. Photo by Michael Julian Berz
[Jonathon Young, Meg Roe; photo by Michael Julian Berz]

As unconventional as it is intimate, All The Way Home brings the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to life in a way the city has never seen before. The audience is embedded into the set design, entering the stage from the wings and sitting in the midst of the action. Some of Vancouver’s most celebrated talent have rallied around the Electric Company to take on this challenge and bring Kim’s bold vision to life.

Brothers Jordan and Aidan Wessels studying their lines. Photo by Michael Julian Berz
[Brothers Jordan and Aidan Wessels studying their lines; photo by Michael Julian Berz]

Personally, I can’t wait to experience a show right on the stage. I’d seen a production of Stone Free years back in Liverpool, where the audience was invited in the last act to sit on the stage, but I’ve never sat through an entire show in this manner.
All the Way Home stars Alessandro Juliani, Nicola Lipman, Julia Mackey, Tom McBeath, Meg Roe, Gabrielle Rose, Haig Sutherland, Jordan Wessels, Donna White, George Young and Jonathon Young. It’s produced by Electric Company Theatre in association with the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company.

All the Way Home

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Dates: January 10 to 14, 2012
Nightly at 8 pm; January 13, noon matinee; January 14, 3 pm matinee
Tickets: $20 to $30, with limited capacity and advance booking strongly recommended. Tickets available through the Vancouver Playhouse Box Office at 604.873.3311 or in person at 600 Hamilton Street.

1 Comment

  • Comment by Betty — December 22, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I have seen Jordan Wessels in Great Expectation and both brothers in Salomon Row, they are not only cute but terriif actors.

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