LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR to Play Zee Zee Theatre, 3/14-30
Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dave Deveau's controversial and riveting new play, Lowest Common Denominator, which explores the world of intergenerational relationships and unleashes the darkness that exists just underneath a thin skin. Directed by Cameron Mackenzie, Lowest Common Denominator stars Deborah Williams, Dallas Sauer and Shawn Macdonald (and boasts a highly accomplished design team: Kyla Gardiner (Lighting Design), Sydney Cavanagh (Costume Design) & Marina Szijarto (Set Design)) and plays at the PAL Studio Theatre March 14-30, 2014.
From the company that brought you My Funny Valentine, Lowest Common Denominator centres around Harmony, who is trying to get back on her feet post-divorce, and who ends up on a blissful, booze-filled date with Peter, an insurance salesman. But when she walks in on her seventeen-year-old son Trevor kissing Peter, something changes in her, and the course of all three of their lives is set in motion - perpetually intertwined. Lowest Common Denominator is about the unconditional love of a mother for her son, and what happens when the safety of that love is challenged. This shows asks how intergenerational relationships work, what we do or do not understand about them and what pre-existing conceptions (or misconceptions) we may have.
Playwright Dave Deveau is an award-winning writer and performer. He is the Playwright in Residence for Zee Zee Theatre, who has produced his plays Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas (GayVancouver's Top 10 Productions of 2011, now in development as a feature) and My Funny Valentine (Sydney Risk Prize, Jessie Nomination, Oscar Wilde Nomination - Dublin). He writes extensively for Green Thumb Theatre for whom his plays tagged and Celestial Being are touring this season. He curates Human Library for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival where he is also the Youth Program Coordinator and is an Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre where he is developing his new play (H)OUR. His play Extra Celeste is currently touring elementary schools through Theatre la Seizieme. Dave was recently included in Xtra's Top 30 Under 30 and OUTtv's Queers of the Year.
"She's a mother-bear mother. She's so clear on what her job is, this single job, this biological job. To the exclusion of everything else." -Deb Williams on her character, Harmony
Originally from South Africa, Cameron MacKenzie is a director, producer & drag queen. He is Managing Artistic Director of Zee Zee Theatre now wrapping up its sixth season as well as Club PuSh Producer for The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Also check out Cameron's alter-ego the Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron at the Cobalt - 917 Main Street. Directing credits include: Hamlet (Assistant, Bard on the Beach), Three Sisters (Assistant, Only Child Equity Co-Op), In Absentia (Assistant, Centaur Theatre), La Cage aux Folles (Associate, Vancouver Playhouse), Karaoke: The Musical (Studio 58), Tucked & Plucked, My Funny Valentine, Nelly Boy, Whale Riding Weather (Zee Zee). Cameron is a graduate of Studio 58.
Currently in its sixth season, Zee Zee Theatre is committed to exploring small moments in the lives of the marginalized. With signature productions like the award-winning My Funny Valentine and the acclaimed Human Library, they delve into the shared human experience by staging theatrical conversations with diverse audiences, offering recognizable situations with poignancy and building a connection with our surrounding community in order to inspire unity in shared human experience. Small stories, big impact.
Zee Zee Theatre presents Lowest Common Denominator by Dave Deveau at the PAL Studio Theatre (300-581 Cardero St, Vancouver) Map: http://goo.gl/maps/TT4iT March 14-30, 2014- 8pm Opening: March 14, 2 for 1 Preview March 13. (Dark: Saturday, March 15 & Mondays) 1pm Matinees: March 16, March 19 (2 for 1), March 22, 23, 26 (2 for 1), March 29 & 30. Tuesdays through Sunday. (Note: Saturday, March 22 the evening show is at 5pm). Tickets are available at ticketstonight.ca or 604-684-2787; Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/658148224241591/.
For more information, visit www.zeezeetheatre.ca.