The Threepenny Opera

November 16 to 27, Wed to Sun
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell
Doors 7pm, Curtain 8pm
Wed Nov 16, Preview: Pay-What-You-Can
Wed Nov 23, Two-for-one admission.
Sun Nov 27 Matinee, Doors 1pm, Curtain 2pm

This fall Theatre In the Raw presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill’s classic work of 1928, under the direction of Jay Hamburger and music director Earle Peach. Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay’s 18th-century The Beggar’s Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Commercial Drive-like Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the handsome flirtatious outlaw known as Mack the Knife. A secret marriage, an underworld boss, betrayal, prison and a sentence to death are the elements that lead to a menacing finale of ferocious irony.

Adults $25, Students $20 at door;
Wed Nov 16 Pay what you can preview;
Wed Nov 23 Two for one admission.
Community tickets available at Ray-Cam and Carnegie.

Go to for info on how to reserve/pre-purchase tickets.


    Women in Fish

    Multimedia & Live Performance
    Sunday October 27
    Two performances:
    3pm, followed by Q and A
    7pm, followed by panel discussion with people from the fishing industry
    Carnegie Community Centre Gym, 401 Main


    The Festival is proud to partner with urban ink productions to present Women In Fish, a stunningly beautiful and evocative multi-media production.

    The performance shares the powerful personal histories and memories of women who lived and worked in the West Coast fishing industry. The heart of Women in Fish is a story of survival that begins with a storm. Through beautiful film images and live performance, Women in Fish weaves the tough and touching survival story of the fishing boat Loretta B, and its sinking in 1962, with the larger tragedy of the demise of the world fishing industry.

    Originally conceived and directed by Marie Clements and Kathleen Flaherty, this version features First Nation collaborator Rosemary Georgeson (The Cloudreader), with Mary Galloway (Young Cloudreader) as an on-stage witness who listens and remembers. Free



    Walking Tour
    WOMEN IN FISH WALKING TOUR with Rosemary Georgeson
    Saturday October 26, 11:30am – 1:10pm
    Meet at the Chinese Cultural Centre courtyard, 50 E. Pender
    See the Downtown Eastside through the eyes of its lands, waters and historic fishing industry on this ninety minute tour led by Rosemary Georgeson, a Coast Salish Dene artist born and raised in the commercial fishing industry. The tour culminates with a reception at the Fishing Industry Community Art Installation at the G & F Financial Group at 803 E. Hastings. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents

    Reception and Installation
    Opening Reception: Saturday October 26 1:10pm – 2:30pm
    G & F Financial Group, 803 E. Hastings
    Installation October 29 to 31
    G & F Financial Group – formerly known as the Gulf & Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union – was the heart of financial matters for fishing people in Vancouver. This art installation features treasures and memorabilia gathered by Rosemary Georgeson from local families involved in the fishing industry. Rosemary’s Women In Fish Walking Tour culminates at the reception on Saturday, see 11:30am for details. Viewing hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Oct 29 to 31, 9:30am – 5pm. Everyone welcome. Free

      Leaky Heaven Kids’ Comedy Club

      Kids Comedy
      Saturday October 26, 1pm – 2:30pm 
      Russian Hall, 600 Campbell upstairsLeaky Heaven's Kids COMEDY
      The comedy kids invite you to their final class! Over the last five weeks, the hilarious Jamie Taylor has been working with a group of kids (ages 8-12) on various kinds of comedy including stand-up, games, improvisation and their own joke writing. The final session is free to the public. Produced by Leaky Heaven Performance Society. Come see what this hilarious group of kids has to offer! Have a laugh! Free