; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: Autobahn

Friday, 22 November 2013


I was very excited to hear that there was a Neil Labute play going on in Vancouver. His work is usually quite dark with pieces like Fat Pig and In The Company of Men, that tend to focus on the uglier side of humanity. So when I learned that Pacific Theatre was putting on Labute's Autobahn, I was more than intrigued.

Autobahn is a collection of one-act shorts, all taking place in the front seat of a car. The full version has seven vignettes, but has been pared down to only three for this late night event now on at the Pacific Theatre. There's a very off-Broadway feel in the air when you go to the church basement theatre on 12th and Hemlock at 10pm. After the main show lets out, the new group files in to see this selection of shorts and moreover, it's Pay What You Can!

Each of the actors: Ryan Scramstad, Kirsty Provan, Pippa Johnstone, and Kenton Klassen all get their turn in the driver's seat, whether it's a monologue about breaking up, apologizing, or standing up for oneself. This is lighter fare for Labute enthusiasts, but worth checking out nonetheless!

Autobahn is on now until Saturday night at Pacific Theatre.

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