SUNRISE BETTIES By Cheyenne Rouleau
East Van. 1972. A girl gang. In trouble.
February 21st to March 10th, 2024
The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave.)
$25 Accessible (Select Shows)
$40 I ♥️ ITSAZOO
Directed by Jamie King
Content Warning: Explicit Violence, Coarse Language, depictions of Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Blood, Loud/Startling noises, water-based haze, and VERY Mature Themes. This show is an intense, immersive experience and is Not Recommended for audience members under 16. For more detailed content descriptions, get in touch!
The show runs approximately 2 hours including a 15 minute Intermission.
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The Betties. A fiercely loyal, all-female street gang run by a ruthless matriarch. They operate a small-time drug trafficking operation out of the basement of her home. Sometimes the cat gets in the way. When the Betties accidentally start a turf war with a prominent mobster, a corrupt VPD officer shows up offering an easy way out. But this is East Van in 1972. And there’s no such thing as an easy way out.
Immersively staged in the basement of the Russian Hall, Sunrise Betties is a hilarious, sexy and violent experience written by local rising star Cheyenne Rouleau and directed by acclaimed local director Jamie King, that fans of ITSAZOO will love.
Inspired by the street gang crisis of the era – and the infamous Clark Park Gang – Sunrise Betties is a work of historical fiction revealing a sordid part of Vancouver’s history few know about. It explores the origins of drug trafficking and police corruption in the once notorious – and rapidly gentrifying – area.
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Playwright: Cheyenne Rouleau
Direction: Jamie King
Intimacy Direction: Sam Jeffery
Fight Choreography: Olivier Lunardi
Stage Management: Kayleigh Sandomirsky
Assistant Stage Management: Victoria Snashall
Technical Direction/Production Management: Matthew Oviatt
Producer/Intimacy Consultant: Paige Louter
Producer/Dramaturg: Sebastien Archibald
Associate Producer: Anna Brew
DESIGN Set: Jenn Stewart Lighting: Sophie Tang Costumes: Jessica Oostergo Sound: Kate De Lorme Assistant Sound: Jami Reimer Props: Monica Emme Special Effects: Sarah Elizabeth Assistant Special Effects: Dacey Chaluk
SHIRLEY – Patti Allan
GWEN – Meaghan Chenosky
KATE – Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
SUZY – Merewyn Comeau
BETH – Kaitlyn Yott
JIM – Sebastien Archibald
Danny “Mouse” Williamson
ITSAZOO Productions is a non-profit incorporated society and registered charity. Donations accepted through Canada Helps.