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GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!

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Havana Theatre

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Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4

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Splitz deserved to win. Missy stole first place. Set in the cutthroat world of high school gymnastics, this play follows the Friday-night exploits of four teenage chums as they seek revenge for a loss on the vaulting horse.

In MacArthur’s GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! we meet a rag tag group of pals that will stop at nothing to find their place back on top. Come for the highschool trivial drama and scandals, stay for the piercing and heartbreaking emotional reality of this world, these characters, and the state of our youth in society.

Told in a hypnotic, rap-meets-nursery-rhymes style, this play, is brutally violent as it explores what happens when emptiness becomes the norm, the struggle for power and control rules over everyone, and as Peter Hinton says, in GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! we feel for the young killers as the inevitable result of a society that both worships and devours its young.”

A British Columbia Premiere, Greg MacArthur’s arresting script is in response to the events surrounding the brutal death of Reena Virk in Victoria, BC, and by the Columbine massacre in Colorado, USA. In the world of GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!, we see the characters on a journey that every youth goes through in one way or another – from powerless child to powerful adult – and as such it is a story that we believe everyone will relate to.


‘[GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! is] wondrous, scary and heartbreaking.’ – Montreal Mirror

“As MacArthur began work, he was moved not only by the terror struck into the lives of the victims but also by the unrecognized struggles of the killers – the distorted yet human face of social rebellion and boredom, recklessness and control.” -- Peter Hinton


Director, Producer and Artistic Director of Excavation Theatre, Jessica Anne Nelson, is also the winner of the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Best Site Specific Show Award for her production of Meanwhile, the recipient of a Graduate Support Initiative Award, John Brockington Scholarship in Theatre, and this Fall will be the recipient of the Sydney J. Risk Award in Directing all from UBC as she is one of the current MFA Directing Candidates. She will begin her second year of the program this fall before directing her thesis production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Finally, most recently, the production of Ithaka, which she directed and co-produced through Excavation Theatre with dreamofpassion productions, won the best Supporting Actress Jessie Richardson Theatre Award (Small Theatre) for Yoshié Bancroft’s performance as Evie and Pixie.

Joining Nelson as part of the Artistic team includes:

Riley Davis (Lone Star, Love and Information, Edward II – UBC)

Bronwyn Henderson (Les Belles Soeurs, Love and Information, Arabian Nights, The Safe Word – UBC, The Imaginary Invalid – United Players, and was the recipient of the Beatrice Johnson Wood Scholarship in Theatre)

Sachi Nisbet (Les Belles Soeurs, Love and Information, Edward II, Arabian Nights, Paper Series – UBC)

Demi Pedersen (TITUS! The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus – Awkward Stage Productions, People – United Players, Hell of a Girl – Monster Theatre)

Isabella St Clair (Les Belles Soeurs, Trout Stanley, Saltwater Moon, A Beautiful View, Mary’s Wedding – UBC, and was the recipient of the Joy Coghill Award in Theatre, and the Evelyn Harden Award)

The production also features the talented designs of David Cowling (Sound Design), Alaia Hamer (Costume Design), Vanka Salim (Set and Props Design), and Sara Smith (Lighting Design), as well as Samantha Pawliuk (Stage Manager), and Ryan McNeill Bolton, Mike Kovac, and Sylvie La Riviere (Fight Directors).


WARNING: NOT EVERY PIECE OF THEATRE IS SUITABLE FOR EVERY AUDIENCE MEMBER. THIS PERORMANCE MAY CONTAIN SCENES OF VIOLENCE, AND MAY CAUSE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.


Come to the Havana Theatre, July 19-22 & 25-29 for 8:00pm performances nightly and help support piercing, daring, and authentic stories being told by local emerging and independent theatre artists.

Tickets are $20 for General, and Accessible tickets are available if ticket cost is an issue for any reason, please contact excavationtheatre@gmail.com for these tickets.


Tickets will also be available at the door each night of the show. We accept Cash or Credit at the door!

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Is late entry allowed into the show?

Unfortunately due to the nature of this show, late entry is not possible. That being said, we may hold the show a couple of minutes if audience members that have pre-bought tickets have not shown up at 8:00pm. Please try your hardest to be on time!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You can get to the Havana Theatre by bus (taking the #20 along Commercial Drive), by bike (there are main bike routes to get to the Theatre), or by car (there are plenty of free parking spots in the blocks surrounding the theatre, or paid street parking right outside the theatre along Commercial Drive).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Should you have any questions, you can reach Jessica Anne Nelson at excavationtheatre@gmail.com

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