“One dead body and your whole life can change.”

Rumble Productions is proud to present Greg MacArthur’s Snowman.

Snowman publicity postcard

The story line
Denver and Marjorie are drifters who have found a routine: find a town, find an apartment, get jobs, walk around, make friends, and stay for a month (or year) before packing up and moving on. Over the course of 10 years, they’ve made their way up to a small Canadian town on the edge of the glacial shield where they meet and befriend Jude, a young gay man abandoned by his parents with a taste for German porn. When Jude finds a prehistoric body frozen in the glacier, everyone’s lives begin to shift and thaw in unexpected ways.

Eight years ago (in his first project with Rumble Productions) Craig Hall directed Snowman for The Young and the Restless series (now the TREMORS Festival). After going on to serve as Rumble’s Artistic Producer for the past six years, his experience with the company is coming full circle. Snowman will mark his last major project before he moves to Calgary to become Vertigo Theatre’s Artistic Director. “It seems only appropriate then that I wrap up my time at Rumble with the play that began my relationship with the company back in 2003,” says Hall.

While this new production of Snowman may be a walk down memory lane for some, the creative team is intentionally taking a new approach. Rehearsals are being held in Stanley Park, surrounding the team with as much wilderness as Vancouver can muster in an attempt to imitate the isolation of the small town featured in the story. New approaches guide the design concepts as well: sound designer Robert Perrault will be creating a fully integrated, live sound design, playing and underscoring the whole show live on stage using three guitars and various effects pedals.

Snowman will feature the award-winning ensemble of Derek Metz (The Patron Saint of Stanley Park), Anna Cummer (The Miracle Worker), Kathleen Duborg (A Lie of the Mind), and Charlie Gallant (The Merchant of Venice).

Rave Reviews
“Like a poem by Robert Service high on cocaine.” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier 

“…aching poetry, wild humour and incredible originality.” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Venue: Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Dates: November 4-19, 2011
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 8 pm, Saturday 2 pm matinee. Previews: November 4, 8 pm and November 5, 2 pm.
Tickets: Evenings, $25 (plus $3 service charge), matinees and previews, $15 (plus $1.50 service charge); available through Vancouver Tix, either online or by phoning 604.629.VTIX (8849)

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