THE MAIN EVENT

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INSIDE/OUT by Patrick Keating. Produced by Neworld Theatre in association with Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl. February 3 - 6, 2016 at The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Tickets: tickets.shadboltcentre.com

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INSIDE/OUT by Patrick Keating. In association with Neworld Theatre, Main Street Theatre and Urban Crawl. April 2 - 12, 2015 (Preview April 1). Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

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Little Mountain Gallery & Main Street Theatre present THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon. HELD OVER to Dec. 10, 2013 (no show Dec. 2 or 9). 7:30 PM (Doors @ 7:00). Little Mountain Gallery. Directed by Stephen Malloy. Starring Ryan Beil and Mike Wasko. With Lindsey Angell, Josh Drebit, Kyle Jespersen, Sebastian Kroon, Michael P. Northey, and Melanie Reich.

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Come join Main Street Theatre for a staged reading of Alex Lazardis Ferguson's new play PROXIMITY. Sat. May 11 at 8:00 PM (Doors @ 7:30). ADMISSION BY DONATION.

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Main Street Theatre presents a staged reading of HOME ALONE the classic holiday movie! Thurs. Dec. 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM (doors open at 9). Tickets by donation.

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Main Street Theatre presents... IT'S ABOUT TIME by Patrick Keating. Sun. Nov. 25 at 8 PM. Little Mountain Gallery. Also featuring: a curtain warmer by Charles Demers. Tickets by donation. For reservations call: (604) 992-2313.

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event image Congratulations to Sasa Brown who has been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award for her Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Main Street Theatre's Endgame! Visit the Jessies.

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The Vancouver Courier spotlighted Main Street Theatre in their best of 2012: "Main Street Theatre squeezed us all into its tiny venue for a real treat in April. Directed by Stephen Malloy, this scrappy young company produced Endgame with ash-covered Nagg (Daryl King) and Nell (Sasa Brown) imprisoned in trashcans by their son Hamm (Josh Drebit). At his beck and call was Ryan Beil as Clov. Known for productions of David Mamet's plays, this small company proved once again its versatility and virtuosity with Beckett's apocalyptic tale. Read more: Vancouver Courier

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FunFunFun Vancouver says "everything...about this production was simply brilliant. The staging was phenomenal, and the acting was just incredible."

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The Vancouver Sun says that we're "Shaking it up: Samuel Beckett’s classic Endgame highlights Tremors theatre festival".

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The Province picks Main Street's Endgame as one of the top Top 10 shows to see this spring. "This staging of Samuel Beckett’s play is the latest from the punching-above-its weight Main Street Theatre Company". Read it on The Province.

Main Street Theatre's Endgame part of Vancouver's 2012 Tremors Festival! Visit Tremors at Rumble.

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"Terrific play. Terrific production". Read reviews of True West

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Thanks to everyone who supported us at our Halloween Party/Fundraiser! The STAR CAPTAINS played and Red Truck beer and Barefoot wine was served. Best costume prize went to Mike Wasko!
See our Party Photos

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event imageJosh Drebit, Daryl King and Ryan Beil accept Jessie Richardson awards on behalf of Stephen Malloy (Best Director) and Barbara Pollard (Best Supporting Actress) for Main Street's Production of A Lie of the Mind. (Photograph by: Thor-Sten 2011) Visit the Jessies website

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event imageThe Jessie Richardson Awards committee applauds Main Street Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind with 6 award nominations including Best Director, 4 Best Performances and Best Production! Visit the Jessies website

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Peter Birnie, Theatre critic for the Vancouver Sun writes about Main Street Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind, "Stephen Malloy directs a strong cast who, to a man and woman, understand that this masterpiece of manipulation sneaks its subtle ideas into our subconscious by shouting them out." Read review

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Andrea Rabinovitch reviews for The Vancouver Observer "...an evening of theatre that is compelling, entertaining and hip...like a partnered dance that flows between scenes nailing the humour and the pathos in equal measure...a truly excellent event." Read review

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"Main Street Equity Co-op has done it again...Wouldn’t it be great if the Main Street gang could give us an entire season of Shepard and Mamet rather than just one a year?  But let’s not get greedy." Continue to read Jerry Wasserman's (vancouverplays.com) review of Lie of the Mind.

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"Fine direction, strong performances...once the actor has grasped the character, he or she can just let it rip. And rip they do." Read Jo Ledingham's (Vancouver Courier) review

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We boxed for your money!!! The card was full and there were three bouts. Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support! "The only way to teach these people, is to punch them..." Click here to see live event photos by Emily Cooper.

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Main Street Theatre Fight Night/Fundraiser/Extravaganza!!!!! Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave.Doors @ 7:30 and the fights start @ 9:00pm! We are boxing for your money!!! The card is full and there are three bouts: Josh "The Hebrew Hammer" Drebit Vs. Charlie "Norris" Gallant; Ian "The Butcher" Butcher Vs. Andrew "What's My Name" McNee; AND THE MAIN EVENT: Daryl "The Animal Mother" King Vs. Ryan "The Teen Burger" Beil. It's going to be a great party. Boxing, Red Truck Beer, Bearflag vino and THE STAR CAPTAINS! THE STAR CAPTAINS will play when the fights are done. Door is by donation. Funds go toward our upcoming production of A LIE OF THE MIND November 19th-December 4th @ Little Mtn Gallery.

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event imageMain Street Theatre's American Buffalo is nominated for three 2010 Jessie Richardson Awards: Best Production; Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role (Ryan Beil); Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Daryl King).

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American Buffalo: Main Street Theatre's sold-out benefit show for Haiti raises $1100! The money donated by our supporters was matched by the Federal Government of Canada.

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event imageMain Street Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross is nominated for two 2009 Jessie Richardson Awards! One for Best Production. The other for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor - Alex Ferguson for Ricky Roma.

Main Street Theatre: The Company

 

Main Street Theatre is committed to producing contemporary classics in an intimate and provocative setting. The company is an ensemble of Theatre artists who come together to act, direct, stage manage, rip tickets, bar tend, hammer nails, take photos and anything else that it takes to tell the story of the play in the best possible way. It also includes having a beer after. It's an important part of the process.

 

event imageRyan Beil, Co-Artistic Director
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Ryan Beil is a classically trained actor, with a BFA in Acting from The University of British Columbia. As a working actor, you’ll find Ryan in plays all over the place. Some recent credits: Comedy of Errors (Bard on the Beach), Billy Bishop Goes to War (Arts Club), and an improvised one-act play Skin and Lungs (The Globe Theatre).

As far as Improv is concerned, Ryan has performed in Berlin, Edmonton, Toronto, Seattle, Chicago, St. Louis, Bellingham, Portland, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, and Fargo. He was born and raised in Vancouver.

 

event imageJosh Drebit, Co-Artistic Director
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Josh was born and mostly raised in Vancouver. He entered into the professional world of theatre about 10 years ago, and has almost entirely worked out of Vancouver. He spends most his days tending bar on Main Street, and considers this his neighborhood. Bringing great scripts and interesting theatre artists to this neighborhood is one of the main things that excites him about this company. Some of his favourite past shows include: Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo for Main Street, The Trajedie of Dr. Pioneer (Pollywog Factory), Suburbia (Vancouver Fringe), Titus Andronicus and Shakespeare's RnJ (Mad Duck), Two (Solo Collective) and Twice the Same River for (Vanity Projects) both written by his friend Alex Ferguson. He also enjoys his good friends, family, and a day at the track with champagne.

 

event imageDaryl King, Co-Artistic Director
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Daryl King loves coffee, surfing, riding his bike, reading books (especially those by Bukowski & Hemingway), horror movies, Burmese Mountain dogs, traveling & working outside. And his Mom. And his Dad. And his truck.

Selected theatre credits include; Kismet 1 to 100 (The Chop Theatre), American Buffalo (Main Street Theatre), Twice the Same River (Vanity Theatre Projects), Glengarry Glen Ross (Main Street Theatre), Armstrong Project (Caravan Farm Theatre), Hay Fever (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Taming of the Shrew and Romeo & Juliet (Bard on the Beach), Showdown (Green Thumb Theatre), The Soldiers Tale (Vancouver Symphony), Shakespeare’s R & J (Mad Duck Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Whistler Theatre Project), Terrible Things (Rumble Productions), San Diego (Rumble Productions/ Studio 58).

Daryl is a graduate of Studio 58.

 

event imageStephen Malloy, Co-Artistic Director
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Malloy is a director and designer attracted to stories about fate and blood connections. Stories about essential human truths. And melodrama. And action.

He was the co-founder of Coming Attractions Theatre Company in Ottawa, Ontario. He worked as a dramaturg, director and actor for the National Arts Centre. Malloy’s award-winning play, FALLIN’ IN LOVE, has been produced by theatres in Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. Malloy’s video projects include REACH UP AND RECEIVE with Cathy Kyle (Toronto’s Dancemakers), and several music videos for Jealous Monk Records. He teaches acting and directing at UBC. He designed and directed Glengarry Glen Ross, (2009 Jessie nomination for Best Production) and American Buffalo for Main Street Theatre. He’s been in the theatre for a long time. He knows how fortunate he is to work at Little Mountain with such dedicated colleagues.

 

event imageStephanie Meine, Resident Stage Manager

Stephanie Meine is a graduate of the BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of British Columbia. She is a Stage Manager and occasional Designer who loves the grit and grime of a good challenge. Stephanie lives a nomadic life wherein she splits her time between the peaceful Eastern countryside and the beautiful beaches of the West Coast. She has worked with many exciting companies in Vancouver, and recently spent a season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. She is very proud to be considered "one of the guys" of Main Street Theatre.

 

event imagePatrick Keating, Associate Artist

Originally from Montreal, Quebec , Patrick is an Actor living in Vancouver, British Columbia who works mostly within the small-theatre community and with locally shot TV and Film Productions. He likes open doors and backstories. He also enjoys working with these guys and recounting times past till it makes their frickin ears bleed. Hopefully one day he'll write that shit down.