Cocktails at Pam's at Studio 1398 November 13-30, 2013

Staircase Equity Collective presents the British Columbia premiere ofCocktails at Pam's -a real time cocktail party gone horribly wrong. Pam was always the perfect hostess -- until the night there were more floral arrangements than suitable vases, the divorcee didn't want her canapé and the guests formed charade teams and began to have cheap, competitive fun. Cocktails at Pam's is directed by Stephen Heatley, designed by Jessie-Award winning Lauchlin Johnston and Christina Dao and boasts some of Vancouver's finest talent, including: Anousha Alamian, Sebastien Archibald, Yoshie Bancroft, Georgia Beaty, Daniel Deorksen, Brent Hirose, Stefania Indelicato, Shauna Johannesen, Liz Kirkland, Maryanne Renzetti, and Joanna Williams. Cocktails at Pam's runs November 13-30, 2013 at Studio 1398.

Being the perfect hostess is not easy, it's a fine art of pearls and gowns, repartee and knowing the difference between the maid and the cook. But Pam believes she has everything under control- until the unthinkable happens. Will she hold it together? Will her brother successfully pick up the cute, young actress? Will her best friends, Sara and Virgil, actually make it through the night without a full make-out session in the middle of the party? You'll need to see it to find out.

Playwright Stewart Lemoine is a Canadian playwright, director, and producer. Lemoine is based in Edmonton, Alberta and was the founding Artistic Director of Teatro la Quindicina, for whom he's the resident playwright, working on his own original comedies and mentoring the troupe's new writers. Lemoine has written over sixty plays in the course of his career, including Evelyn Strange (1995), The Exquisite Hour (2002). Lemoine is the winner of fiveElizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards for The Glittering Heart (1990), The Book of Tobit (1993),The Noon Witch (1995), Pith (1998) and At the Zenith of the Empire (2006). He received aDora Mavor Moore Award for The Vile Governess and Other Psychodramas (1986). He won the New York International Fringe Festival's Award for Overall Excellence in Playwriting for the remount of Pith! in 2004. In 2008, Lemoine received the Tommy Banks Performing Arts Award.

"Stewart Lemoine is an original. There's simply no one who writes like this Edmonton playwright."-Colin McLean, CBC

Director Stephen Heatley has worked in professional theatre for over 40 years. During his 12-years as Artistic Director of Theatre Network in Edmonton, he directed over 30 premiere productions. He spent five years as Associate Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre where he ran the Theatre School and other educational programs and directed in each of the theatre's performance spaces. Stephen has been a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia since 1999, where he works with actors, directors and playwrights.

Staircase Equity Collective presents Cocktails at Pam's by Stewart Lemoine, directed byStephen Heatley | Venue: Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St. @ Granville Island. | Map:| Tickets: $20/$15 | Box Office:|Run: November 13-30, 2013| PWYC

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