Our own Douglas Ennenberg, chair of the Program Coordinating Council, co-chair of the Arts Committee and Board Member has a show at the Vancouver Fringe. It’s one of three pieces in Waterborne BLUE program. O Sandana 150M Lead Artist: Douglas Ennenberg 150 million years later… the world stops—and out of the basic elements, sand and water, comes… life. Under the sun, Sandadians build beautiful castles, sing the National Sandthem, and glorify the Sandadian flag. Meanwhile, under the stars, Wateries plan their attack. On the natural/industrial stage of the grassy knoll on Granville Island, two cultures try to make peace. Fantastical. Apocalyptic. Puppets. NOTE: Although the link below says False Creek Gym, it’s actually outdoors in Ron Basford Park–just east of Performance Works on Granville Island. 75 minutes / Coarse language See also Diane Brown’s Advance Theatre series.
Vancouver performing arts legend Joy Coghill passed away at the age of 90 on January 21st. An admired and beloved actor, director, and producer, Joy’s career spanned seven decades and saw her performing in theatres across the country, as well as founding inspirational theatre companies for children and seniors. In retirement, she worked to bring to life the Performing Arts Lodge in Vancouver, a social housing project to provide affordable housing to aging people in the performing arts community. A memorial for Joy will be held Feb. 20th 3pm(PST) at Christ Church Cathedral: 690 Burrard St., Vancouver. We at the CUC send our deepest sympathies to Rev. Debra Thorne, Beacon Unitarian Church, and Casey Stainsby, CanUUdle Coordinator, on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Read more about Joy’s life and career from the Vancouver Sun.