October 11 - November 3, 2012
By Yvette Nolan
In the future, only the past can save you
Two women seek shelter in a freezing, desolate landscape of post-apocalyptic Canada. They must rely solely on each other for survival. To their surprise, they begin to thrive, reviving the skills for living off the land that were taught to them by their elders. But their hard-won peace is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a charismatic young man, whose very presence threatens their existence.
"The Unplugging offers redemption after the apocalypse… delightful performances" —Erika Thorkelson, The Vancouver Sun [Read More]
"A simple message of hope with enough warmth to thaw even the biggest cynic's heart" —Mark Robins, GayVancouver [Read More]
"A thought-provoking, dramatic play punctuated by humour…I’d recommend taking a break from your Smartphone and getting out see this thoughtful play" —Flora Gordon, Vancouver Vantage [Read More]
"Funny, smart, and nuanced" —Stephanie Macdonald, The Snipe [Read More]
"Another amazing presentation. A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE involved. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say that we so thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this play! From the moment we walked in to the "cold and windy North", we were captivated by the characters who kept us riveted to their every line and move. The creativity of the sets on this small stage never cease to amaze us. And we left the theatre once again with some thought-provoking concepts to consider. Excellent as always"
"The play had its dramatic scenes that personally made all three characters likeable and concerned at the same time. Although there were only three individuals on stage, their performances were quite spectacular and enlightening on scenes that felt humorous. Also the stage layout was simple yet effective enough for the audience to be immersed to the world. When the play ended, it felt as if it was only a half-hour play--though realistically it ran for an hour longer. However that hour-and-a-half experience was very satisfying to a point of theatrical perfection"
"Watching The Unplugging was a great way to spend a Saturday night! The play was well-written and the message, very apropos for the times we are living in. It was beautifully acted with both intensity and humour by Margo Kane, Jenn Griffin and Anton Lipovestky. I would highly recommend my friends see this play, and the Revue Stage was the perfect place for it"
—Susan, Port Coquitlam
"Excellent production. I loved the messing of fears of the aged with society at large while instilling the very valuable lifestyle and expertise of our country's ancestors! I will recommend this performance to many others in my community"
"Loved it! We talked about it all the way home...the writing was clever and acting was right on. We enjoy our seasons’ tickets very much"
By Yvette Nolan
Starring Jenn Griffin, Margo Kane, Anton Lipovetsky
Director Lois Anderson
Set Designer Drew Facey
Costume Designer Vanessa Imeson
Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison
Sound Designer Alison Jenkins
Dramaturg Rachel Ditor
Stage Manager Pamela Jakobs
Apprentice Stage Manager Stephanie Meine