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It’s Dark Outside

Showing on January 24–28, 2018

Playing at Waterfront Theatre

It's Dark Outside
Photo: Richard Jefferson

The Last Great Hunt (Australia)

This all-family show, from Australia’s The Last Great Hunt, takes the Western genre and turns it on its head, recasting the lone hero as a lonely old man with dementia. The tale begins with his foray into the wilderness— a place where he seems destined to wander. As the sun starts to set, a new world emerges, and our hero finds himself caught up in a frightening scenario. Danger lurks, and as the light fades things get stranger and stranger.

The tools of the trade here are puppetry, animation, shadow play and live performance, and there’s joy in seeing how much the show’s creators can do with what they have. They know that with resourcefulness and the power of suggestion, a complete world can be evoked. In that world a man fights off the dying of the light, and his struggle is turned into the stuff of adventure and redemption. This is a deeply moving work, and a sheer delight for the senses.

[A] rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion… thrilling entertainment… There’s a touch of genius about these young artists.

The West Australian

It's Dark Outside
Photo: Richard Jefferson

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Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver


January 24–28
45 minutes, no intermission

10:30AM (January 24–26)
12:30PM (January 25)
7:00PM (January 26–27)
2:00PM (January 27–28)


Single tickets:
$17 Child / $28 Regular

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Post-show talkback
January 24–26

CREATORS Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts PERFORMERS Daniel Buckle, Sarah Nelson, Rachel Arianne Ogle COMPOSER Rachael Dease PRODUCER The Last Great Hunt REPRESENTATION Elsie Management – Laura Colby, director ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY Perth Theatre Company