Arthur Miller's drama Incident at Vichy takes on a story of persecution and antisemitism during the early days of WWII. During the Nazi occupation, a group of prisoners in Vichy France are being detained in a warehouse under suspicion of being Jewish. Their unease, fear, and confusion is stirred up as they contemplate what may divide or unite them. And what fate awaits them?
Miller’s 1964 play was lauded for exploring the perspectives and rationalizations of those unknowingly bearing witness to the unfolding atrocity of the Holocaust. It remains relevant today as incidents of intolerance, hatred and exclusion increase worldwide as an extreme historical example from which to interrogate our own values.
Theatre In the Raw intends this play to be a powerful moment to help Vancouver audiences understand what has happened in the past, and as a warning for the future.
What if we disengage from the suffering of others? What if we remain in denial should such types of systematic hatred occur? What if we fail to understand the way in which we may be complicit
by simply doing nothing?
Panel discussions will follow each performance and explore these questions and others emerging from Arthur Miller's work under the theme:«Can this happen here?»
April 11th – “pay-what-you-can” preview – doors 7 pm curtain 8 pm
April 12th – 14th – doors 7 pm, curtain 8 pm
April 15th – Matinee – doors 1pm, curtain 2 pm
April 18th – 2-for-1 admission night at the door!
April 19th – 21st – doors 7 pm, curtain 8 pm
April 22nd – Matinee – doors 1pm, curtain 2 pm
Tickets are $25.00 regular admission $22.00 students:
Directed by Jay Hamburger, Incident at Vichy features a must-see ensemble cast that includes Jacques Lalonde and R. David Stephens. Vancouver’s long-standing independent company Theatre In the Raw has been presenting challenging works of this calibre since 1994. The company is now entering its 24th season.
Featuring (in order of appearance): Michael Kruse-Dahl, Roger Howie, Brian Leslie, Rob Monk, Alex Chisholm, zi paris, Julie Merrick, Giuseppe Bevilacqua, Daniella Herrera Ruiz, Simon Challenger, Ralston Harris, Laen Avraham dov Hershler, Jacques Lalonde, R. David Stephens, and Stanley Fraser.