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Where to see live theater in Burnaby: Shadbolt Center

by Stewart Cole

See this action-packed comic at the Shadbolt Center to kick off the 2022/23 season.

A classic Jacobean tragedy is reimagined in 1970s kung fu cinema style in a new production at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts.

The Five Vengeancespresented by Affair of Honour, opens the Shadbolt Centre’s 2022/23 season with a run from 27 September to 1 October.

The play stars 11 actor-combatants — all of whom trained in Wushu over the past year to bring the violent comedy to life.

It stars two Burnaby residents, Nathania Bernabe and Jackie T. Hanlin, who serve as fight choreographers and take lead roles.

Bernabe is Fury, a top swordsman who seeks revenge for the death or the death of her bride-to-be, Bella (played by Elizabeth Young). With the help of Bella’s sister Shotgun (Hanlin), Fury takes on the treacherous royal family of the Northern Lands to exact her revenge on Bella’s killer, the all-powerful Overlord (Chirag Naik).

Two New Westminster artists, Howard Dai and Lissa Neptuno, are also in the cast.

They are joined by Evelyn Chew, Aurora Rain, Katrina Teitz, Kenneth Tynan and Nicholas Yee.

The show is written and directed by Jovanni Sy.

The public can attend a preview night on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. or nightly shows from Tuesday, September 27 to Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 to $25, available through Shadbolt Center Ticket Center online.

Follow Julie MacLellan on Twitter @juliemaclellan.
Email Julie, jmaclellan@newwestrecord.ca

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