Three new plays showcased at Gateway
One man’s life spirals out of control when he lacks the means to properly treat his mental illness.
It’s the essence of Michael P. Northey’s play Falling to Pieces—one of three new works being showcased at Gateway Theatre’s SceneFirst program March 28 to 30.
The eighth annual plays-in-progress reading series is free to attend, with a different Canadian play on deck each night at 7 p.m. The play readings attract theatre fans and professionals interested in a sneak peek of new scripts.
Northey’s work will be heard March 28. Northey graduated from Studio 58 in Vancouver in 1995 and has many acting and writing credits, including his recent play CRANKED, about an emcee who loses it all because of a meth habit.
On March 29, SceneFirst presents Conversations with my Mother by Alison Kelly and Stacey Kaser. Two sisters are haunted by their dead mother and no one can figure out why. So they drag out old ghosts and pull the skeletons from their closets in order to put the past to rest.
March 30 is Galicia by Guillermo Verdecchia. In this one-man show, cities blend, time warps and wherever the character goes there is Starbucks. Are these simply side‐effects of world travel or the symptoms of globalization?
The readings take place in the upper lobby of Gateway Theatre in a casual-cabaret style setting.