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Gruesome Playground Injuries

FEB 5th - 15th, 2020 | Vancity Culture Lab

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About the Show

Childhood friends, Doug and Kayleen are kindred spirits who meet over the course of thirty years. Every time one is drawn back into the other’s life, with a new self-inflicted wound, but are met with the decision to stay together or go their separate ways again. This funny, touching play takes a microscope to the societal repercussions of love and family, and explores the psychological and physical toll it can take on the two people in this world who are keeping each other alive. Pulitzer Prize playwriting finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and Obie-winning playwright, Rajiv Joseph, explores the depth of connection that two people can forge within, and from behind, the walls of self-destruction.

Presenting Company
Presented by Untold Wants
Show Warnings
Coarse language, depictions of self harm.
Venue Location
Vancity Culture Lab
1895 Venables
Running Time
90min, no intermission
Show Times
Feb 5th 8:00pm – Preview
Feb 6th 8:00pm – Opening
Feb 7th & 8th – 8:00pm
Feb 9th – 2:00pm
Feb 12th – 14th – 8:00pm
Feb 15th – 2:00pm
Accessibility at The Cultch
Ticket Prices
Preview: $15.00 + service charges (sc)
Adult: Starting at $25.00 + sc
Student/Senior: $20.00 + sc
Box Office
Phone: 604.251.1363

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