Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Avenue)
See a preview of Poly Queer Love Ballad on March 15 in the A-Line Variety Show!
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30pm (with Statue)
Saturday, March 16 @ 8:30pm (with Deep Fried Curried Perogies)
Sunday, March 17 @ 1:30pm
*WINNER* GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at an open mic night. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show challenges conceptions about polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium, or societal obligations.
After playing to sold out houses at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival, and winning multiple awards, Poly Queer Love Ballad has already been picked up by the Queer Arts Festival for presentation in their SUM Gallery in spring 2019, co-presented by Zee Zee Theatre and the frank theatre company.
Created and performed by Sara Vickruck and Anais West. Directed by Julie McIsaac. Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel. Production Design by Jessica Han. Stage management by Sammie Hatch. Photography by Emily Cooper.
Praise for Poly Queer Love Ballad
“…Funny, intelligent and sexy.” – Two Cents & Two Pence
“The complicated intimacy between old-fashioned romantic Gaby… and polyamorous Nina… is beautifully mapped in Vickruck’s songs and West’s passionate poems.” – The Georgia Straight
“…The tenderness and rapture of this story made me weep big, nostalgic tears.” – Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca