Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Avenue)
Join us as we present 3 plays in rotation, often as double header nights where you can catch 2 shows separated by a short intermission. TICKETS range from $17-$25 (plus applicable fees) and are available at Tix on the Square or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group of 5 or more at a discounted rate.
See a preview of Poly Queer Love Ballad on March 15 in the A-Line Variety Show 2!
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30pm (Double header with Statue) Pay What You Please
Saturday, March 16 @ 8:30pm (followed by our Late Night Dance Party)
Sunday, March 17 @ 1:30pm *Mimosa Matinee
*At our Mimosa Matinee, enjoy complimentary popcorn and a mimosa with your ticket purchase!
*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 Vancouver Fringe Festival and winning multiple awards, Poly Queer Love Ballad received its official premiere in March 2019, co-produced by the Queer Arts Festival, presented by Zee Zee Theatre and the Frank Theatre.
Created and performed by Sara Vickruck* and Anais West. Directed by Julie McIsaac*. Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel. Set, Prop, and Costume design by Alaia Hamer and Jessica Han. Lighting Design by Harika Xu. 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
*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the DancelOperalTheatre Policy (DOT).
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.