NOVEMBER 2022 | Volume 221


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Flowers of the Rarest
by Gerard Plunkett
Flower Artists' Collective
Performance Works, Granville Island
Jan. 5-15

Flowers Artists' Collective is a Vancouver-based theatre company, presenting the world premiere production ofFlowers of the Rarest.  
Set in a magdalene laundry, Ireland 1923, during the closing days of the civil war. This evocative new play is centered around the lives of five women imprisoned there. When the conflict finally breaches the laundry walls, the rigidity of their harsh, cloistered existence is shaken, awakening hopes of freedom. 

Institutional abuse has left its mark on countries all over the world. In Canada we have not only the revealed history and horror of the residential schools, but also mother and baby homes, where more than 300,000 unwed mothers were forced to give up their children.

The horror and cruelty of the Magdalene laundry system in Ireland first came to public attention in the early 1990's. It was those horrifying revelations that laid the seeds from which this play emerges some 30 years later.

Play title: Flowers of the Rarest
Written & directed: Gerard Plunkett

Starring: Gabrielle Rose, Addison Forster, Rosie Frier-Dryden, Haley Sullivan, Avery Crane, Toni Reimer, and Zac Scott

Set & Lighting Design - Matthew Piton

Costume Design - Katrina Acaster

Stage Manager - Andrew Wade

Where: Performance Works. 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BCV6H 3R8
Dates: Preview: Wednesday Jan 4, 2023 @ 8.00pm
Opens: Thursday Jan 5 @ 8.00pm to Jan 15 @ 2.00pm
Evenings:Tuesday to Saturday @ 8.00pm
Matinees:Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday @ 2.00pm
$25 to $45 Tickets Online:



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