8 PM, matinee Feb 2nd at 2 PM. Marcus Youssef and James Long embrace the ruthless logic and inevitable consequences of capitalism as they debate what it means to be a 'winner' or a 'loser.'
Theatre Replacement / Neworld Theatre (Vancouver, Canada)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward’s
Co-Produced with Crow’s Theatre (Toronto)
January 30 – February 2, 2013 8:00PM
Matinee Feb 2, 2PM
Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things— Pam Anderson, Microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs, Mexico, etc.—and debate whether they are winners or losers. As each one seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes personal as they dissect each other’s individual, familial and class histories. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege, and the other is not, the competition very quickly adds up.
Winners and Losers is a conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism, and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships, and our most intimate experiences of self.
>>Theatre Replacement is one of the most intelligent and generous players on
Vancouver’s robust scene<< The Georgia Straight
Founded in 2003, Theatre Replacement builds performances that react to contemporary existence. Neworld Theatre uses popular forms to examine our lives in the context of who counts, who doesn’t and what our relationship is to the people we may think we aren’t. Crow’s Theatre creates unforgettable theatre that examines and illuminates the pivotal narratives of our times.
>>Vancouverites ought to be happy to know that some such artists are thriving in our own
backyard<< The Westender on Neworld Theatre
Tickets: Advance $27-33 | Door $29-35
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Premiere presenter Richmond Gateway Theatre. Supported by the Hamber Foundation.
Written and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long
Directed by Chris Abraham
Lighting by Jonathan Ryder
Production Management by Elia Kirby
Tour Producing/Representation by Kris Nelson/Antonym
Post-Show Talkback January 31, led by Tim Scholte
Duration: 90 min, no intermission