Stanley Theatre presents Tear the Curtain, Sept 9 – Oct 10
What Lurks Behind?
Glamour! Intrigue! Suspense! A collaboration with the innovative Electric Company Theatre, the premiere of this stylish thriller is inspired by the “reel” history of the Stanley Theatre. Experience a multimedia spectacle featuring your favourite Hollywood film noir archetypes: the mob boss, the femme fatale, the hardboiled detective, and his girl Friday. Does the truth lie somewhere between the stage and the screen? Tear the Curtain! is set in a fictionalized 1930s Vancouver, where two prominent mob families: the Dugan’s (who run all the live joints) and the Pamploni’s (who own all the cinemas) use respectable businesses (like their cinemas and theatres) as a front for illegal activity. But what really happened in Vancouver in 1930? Read more on the Arts Club Theatre Company blog at Flashback! Vancouver, 1930.
For more information about this production, please visit artsclub.com.