THE SUNRISE BETTIES By Cheyenne Rouleau
East Van. 1972. A girl gang. In trouble.
Coming February 2024
Directed by Jamie King
Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
Aaron Chapman, John Grywinski, Danny “Mouse” Williamson and Kim Brucker
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Set in East Vancouver, 1972, The Sunrise Betties is inspired by the street gang crisis of the era and the infamous Clark Park Gang – 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.
The story follows the fictional Betties, a fiercely loyal, all-female street gang, run by a powerful matriarch, who operate a small-time drug trafficking operation. When the gang inadvertently starts a turf war with a prominent mobster, a corrupt Vancouver Police officer mysteriously shows up offering to-good-to-be-true promises. This challenges the gang’s loyalty, revealing their tight-knit “family” is on the verge of collapse.
Direction: Jamie King
Playwright: Cheyenne Rouleau
Rest of Design Team and Crew TBD
KATE – Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
JIM – Sebastien Archibald
Rest of Cast TBD
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