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TNT Theatre presents Chairs: a Parable @ TNT Playhouse

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 9th, 2011

TNT Theatre presents Chairs: a Parable

@ TNT Playhouse, 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10.

Tickets: $10 students, $15 adults @ Eddy Music


ITSAZOO Productions is taking over stages all over the province with its B.C tour of Chairs: A Parable, a new play by award winning playwright Sebastien Archibald.

Chairs is a savagely funny absurdist comedy chalk full of Archibald’s trademark wit and satirical edge.

Presented by TNT Theatre at the TNT Playhouse, Archibald’s latest and greatest draws inspiration from the theatrical existentialism of Samuel Beckett and serves it up for the sardonic hipster generation. 

Chairs follows the trials and tribulations of three men as they attempt to build a civilized existence for themselves in a barren wasteland.

They enjoy a hilariously uneventful life full of equality and boredom until one man steps forward and does the unthinkable … he builds a giant chair.

With his newfound power position he can survey the land, dictate orders, and offer keen insights about the world around them.

But how long can he abuse his authority before the seeds of rebellion are sowed? And what untold horrors lie beyond the wasteland?


Cast and crew

Chairs features a cast and crew of some of the strongest up and coming Canadian artists: • directed by Chelsea Haberlin;

• performances by Sebastien Archibald, Cameron Anderson, and Chris Wilson;

• costume design by Jesse Richardson Award Nominee Meredith Grantier;

• set and props by Kyle Sutherland;

• sound design by Chris Adams;

• lighting design by Mark Eugster;

• projection coordination by Michael Antonakos;

• animation by John Crossen;

• stage management by Shawn Sorensen.


ITSAZOO Productions

Founded in 2006, ITSAZOO Productions is a dynamic, innovative, award winning and critically acclaimed theatre company based out of Vancouver.

ITSAZOO is dedicated to producing new Canadian work and using non-traditional theatre spaces.

They have received critical and commercial success with their outdoor summer promenade shows: Robin Hood, The Road To Canterbury, and the award winning Grimm Tales.

Other productions include Death of a Clown, Casulaties of Progress, The Zoo Story, and Vancouver’s annual performance and art installation, Bridge Mix

ITSAZOO was named Vancouver’s Favourite New Company in 2008 and Best Site-Specific Show (for Bridge Mix) in 2010 by The Westender.

Chairs was recently selected to be presented at this summer’s Neanderthal Festival at the Vancouver East Cultural Center.

Categories: Arts and Culture


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