BECKETT 18: IT ALL...AH WELL
Actors: Deb Pickman & Bev Bardal
Directed by MFA Directing Alumnus Gerald Vanderwoude
In the 20th annual fundraising UBC Theatre Alumni event, supporting the Peter Loeffler student scholarship fund, Beckett 18: it all…ah well showcases four pieces from Beckett’s work that challenge, delight, and inspire. Come for the theatre, stay for the post-show discussion with a reception in the lobby. For our 60th Anniversary, we invite our alumni to join us after the show to take a photo on the stage and sign our famous backstage autograph wall in case they’d missed this historic activity when they graduated.
Gerald Vanderwoude directs Krapp’s Last Tape with Chris Humphreys; Footfalls with Beverly Bardal; A Beckettian Film Experience with Cam Cronin, Joe Procyk, & the legendary Norman Young; Biddies in a Boat: The Great Drift Continues with Beverly Bardal & Deb Pickman.
Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906, in Dublin, Ireland. During the 1930s and 1940s he wrote his first novels and short stories. He wrote a trilogy of novels in the 1950s as well as famous plays like Waiting for Godot. In 1969, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His later works included poetry and short story collections and novellas. He died on December 22, 1989 in Paris, France.
Wine Pairings: UBC Theatre and Film is thrilled to be announcing wine pairings for each of our shows created by alumna Barbara Phillips WM! Based on her knowledge of theatre learned while a BFA Actor (graduated 1990), she will pair wine selections with each play. Available by the glass at our concession, Gallini’s Bar, in the lobby of the Frederic Wood Theatre, sip before and during intermission when applicable, to enhance your experience of live performance!
Office: 604.822.3723, Cell: 604.314.3905
September 26-29, 2018. 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
Gerald Vanderwoude completed his Masters in Direction in 2000, his thesis production was Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Since that time, he has directed over 25 individual Beckett productions in addition to the world premiere of Dr. Errol Durbach’s adaptation of Ibsen’s, The Master Builder. He was a close personal friend of the late Dr. Peter Loeffler and continues to support the theatre prize in Peter’s name. Gerald currently serves as the Assistant Dean, H.R. and Facilities for the Faculty of Arts.
Peter Loeffler began teaching at UBC in 1972 for thirty years taught theatre history to undergraduate and graduate students. His Introduction to Theatre course inspired first-year students to appreciate the power of theatre and its importance. He was a dedicated mentor for countless students from all specialties within the Department of Theatre. Peter passed away on January 18, 2002 after a short battle with cancer.
IT ALL...AH WELL honours Peter Loeffler’s love of avant-guard theatre and all proceeds go to his Memorial Fund.
A prize has been endowed by family, friends, colleagues and students in memory of Peter Loeffler, who dedicated his life to theatre. The award is offered to an undergraduate student majoring in Theatre. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Theatre and Film.
Bio and podcast: http://archive.theatre.ubc.ca/podcast_whos_there_2012.shtml
Alumna Beverly Bardal
Alumnus Cam Cronin
Alumnus Chris Humphreys
Alumna Deb Pickman
Alumnus Joe Procyk
Professor Emeritus Norman Young
Gerald Vanderwoude Director
Megan Fass Stage Manager
Stephen Heatley Department Head
Cam Cronin Administrator
Ian Patton Academic Administrator
Andrea Rabinovitch Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Karen Tong Theatre and Film Studies Graduate Secretary
Zanna Downes Theatre and Film Production Graduate Secretary
Borja Brown Technical Theatre Production Manager
Tony Koelwyn Box Office
Jim Fergusson Stage and Lighting Specialist
Keith Smith Stage and Lighting Specialist
Lynn Burton Properties Specialist
Jodi Jacyk Costume Specialist
Jonathan Wood Graphic Design
Sarah Crauder Film Program Administrator
Stuart McFarlane Film Equipment Manager
Jonathan Wood ProductionPoster Design
Linda Fenton Malloy Department & Production Website