GayVancouver.Net partners with Pacific Theatre in their 2012/2013 season

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GayVancouver.Net will partner with Pacific Theatre in their 2012/2013 season with the world premiere of Lucia Frangione’s Leave of Absence.

Leave of AbsenceIn a season that includes two Canadian premieres and the return of what we called the best production of 2009, Vancouver’s LGBTQ community will be most looking forward to Leave of Absence, the world premiere of a new play by Vancouver playwright Lucia Frangione.

A complex look at sexuality, violence, religion, and a community’s responsibility to its youth, this searing drama of bigotry and transcendence sees a community blown apart when an audacious young girl challenges long-held views of spirituality and sexuality.  GayVancouver.Net is proud to partner with Pacific Theatre in providing community outreach for this production, along with QMUNITY and Dignity.

“Pacific Theatre rarely shies away from theatre that challenges its audiences, including queer content, and when we were asked to provide outreach to Vancouver’s LGBTQ community with Lucia’s new work, we jumped at that opportunity,” said Mark Robins, contributing editor of GayVancouver.Net.

In addition to Leave of Absence, which premieres in January 2013, Pacific Theatre will present five other shows during its upcoming season.

Opening the season is a guest production of the musical The Spitfire Grill, based on the 1996 movie, followed by a staged reading of Wittenberg, a comedy that reveals the story behind the stories of Hamlet, Doctor Faustus and the Protestant Reformation.

The holidays see the return of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and the season closes with another Canadian premiere: How To Write a New Book For the Bible, playwright Bill Cain’s autobiographical story of a son caring for his dying mother in her final months.

Pacific Theatre’s 2012/2013 Season

Pacific Theatre subscription packages for its 2012/2013 season are now available and can be purchased by phoning the box office at 604-731-5518 or online at

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