Bed & Breakfast

Charming comedy Bed & Breakfast is the Arts Club Theatre’s next offering this season.

The play follows a gay couple in their 30’s living in Toronto. When Brett (Mark Crawford) inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew (Paul Dunn), move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B.

Once they arrive, however, they’re greeted by some of the residents with outright homophobia that makes them reconsider whether they made the right decision after all.

Bed & Breakfast at Arts Club Theatre
[Mark Crawford, Paul Dunn]

With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, Bed & Breakfast is a heartfelt comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.

Bed & Breakfast premiered in 2015 at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, where it broke box office records. Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran directs this production and was the dramaturg and director for the premiere at the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

“The form of this play is really exciting—both actors play about a dozen roles each. They use a form of theatre called vocal masque, an athletic and physical form of theatre where actors make sharp shifts in voice and body to help differentiate between different characters. It’s an exciting thing to watch, especially combined with the 300 sound and 300 lighting cues that fly along, supporting the actors’ specific gear shifts.” — Ashlie Corcoran

Paul Dunn, Mark Crawford

Arts Club Theatre Presents Bed & Breakfast

Dates: April 4 to May 4; Tuesday to Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday, Saturday, 8 pm; Wednesday, 1:30 pm; Saturday, 2 pm
Venue: Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $29; available online or via 604.687.1644
Note there will be a relaxed performance on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 pm.

Photos by Andrée Lanthier.

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