I’d Rather Be…Paris!
A Fundraiser for hapax theatre
hapax theatre reprises its award-winning production of The Boy In The Chrysalis by Canadian Playwright Liam Monaghan on January 5, 2019 as part of I’d Rather Be…Paris!, a fundraiser for their upcoming season.
At I’d Rather Be…Paris!, the company invites patrons to join the production team for a glass of wine, cheese, desserts, and the performance, followed immediately by the 2019 Season Launch announcement. Attendees of this event will have an exclusive first look at the upcoming season and an opportunity to purchase discounted season tickets.
The Boy In The Chrysalis tells the story of a broken-hearted man—a grade school teacher by day, a drag queen by night—whose long-term relationship has recently ended. Faced with the banality of everyday existence, he does what he can to escape from his apartment, his routine—and his life. The production won Favourite Solo Show at the 2018 Pick of the Fringe awards. Interested parties can learn more about the show at hapaxtheatre.com and purchase tickets at hapaxtheatre.com/tickets/ starting December 1.
Performer Vaughn Naylor who “gives a captivating performance” (Check The Program), Designer Chad Laidlaw, and Director Heather Jarvie are all back for this very special night. “We’re thrilled to revisit this tender and heartbreaking script one more time.”, said Jarvie when discussing the event. “To be honest, six performances (during the Fringe Festival) was just not enough. We kept finding new meaning, interpretations, and insights as we worked with the script. I feel like we’ve only scratched the surface of this beautiful story and I’m so excited to spend a little more time with it. And it’s just the right way to start 2019, for us. We knew there were people who missed us during the Festival and that we also wanted to do a Season Launch party to really celebrate the work we’ll be doing in 2019. Our mandate remains that we want to continue to support emerging artists and present opportunities. To do that, though, we need to raise awareness (and funds) for our company. All in all, this seems like just the right way to do it.”
Laidlaw is similarly enthused for the event. “It’s really exciting to be able to revisit this piece in a new space. Vaughn’s performance was so enthralling when we were at Langham Court, and it’ll be really something else in the intimacy of the Intrepid Theatre Club. While it’s the same work, it’ll be totally new for everyone, and being able to appreciate it as a one-of-a-kind thing is really what hapax is all about.”
Tickets: $40 included in ticket price is a glass of wine, cheese, desserts, performance, and exclusive season tickets discount opportunity.
Where: Intrepid Theatre Club 1609 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019. Doors at 7:00, Show at 8:00, followed immediately by Season Launch Announcement