Monday, May 6, 2013

A Short History of My Life as a Bear May 22 at Orpheum Annex

May is a busy month for RCE !   Coming up  May 22, Kempton Dexter`s A Short  History of My Life as a Bear at the Orpheum Annex.

RCE Trier Series Presents
A Short History of My
Life as a Bear
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
8pm Doors 7pm
Tickets $20/$15 Students, Seniors & Arts Worker
Tickets at
This Bear (Jacques Lalonde) is probably different from the average Grizzly you may have seen during one of your hikes. He sings, he dances, and he does yoga, a true Vancouverite. The text was well written and Lalonde's acting was unquestionable...I do recommend it so get your motor running and head down to the (Havana) Orpheum.  Plank Magazine
Railtown Cultural Eclective brings the Bear – A Short History of My Life as a Bear, that is, to their Trier Performance Series at the Orpheum Annex, Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm.
Written by Kempton Dexter, the play revolves around an Uber Vancouver Ursus Arctos Horribilis, aka Grizzly bear, just waking from his winter snooze. Our friend the Grizzly is full of stories and songs about the age old relationship between Human and Bear. This transformative piece, directed by and starring Vancouver Fringe Festival veteran Jacques Lalonde,  will make you laugh and sing as well as touch you with it’s very different way of looking at things. 
The old Bear is well past his prime and full of sage advice he has learned from his friend the Old Bat. The story takes place in the woods of course, the natural “Church of the Bear”, complete with a bear choir.  Audience members are invited to sing along. You are invited to send in your best bear stories/poems, (500 word  max.) to by May 18 for a chance to win 2 tickets if your story is chosen to be read at the play.
Dexter, aka Hi-rise Dex, is a singer, writer and sculptor. In 2012 he published a collection of his short stories, Mrs. Ceperley's Garden and Other Plots, which is receiving wide acclaim. He has written and produced a number of short plays including: Man Women Buddy, Jumpin' Jehovah, The Paint Crew, All he left were his Stories and Nancy, which was in the 2012 Vancouver Fringe with A Short History of  My Life as a Bear.
Jacques Lalonde, the Bear, has hosted two nationally broadcast TV shows, REEL TV and pilot 1 for the CBC, had a recurring role on Madison and was featured on The X-Files, the Addams Family, 21 Jump Street and Sesame Street. Over one million kids and grown ups have seen Jacques perform live onstage with the Carousel Theatre, Green Thumb, The Arts Club, The Vancouver Children's Festival and the Comedy Festival as well as hosting LIVE CITY VANCOUVER at the 2010 Olympic Games.
A Short History of My Life as a Bear runs one night only, Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm.  Doors open at 7pm with the show at 8pm. Tickets are $20 Adults/ $15 students, seniors and arts workers and available at  .  For more information email or call 604-836-9943.

Kat Wahamaa, artistic director
Railtown Cultural Eclective 778-322-1596

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