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The Fighting Season

Bleeding Heart Theatre (Vancouver) | Cultchivating the Fringe Award

JAN 10 – 21, 2017

Culture Lab

Inspired by his father’s deployment in Afghanistan, Sean Harris Oliver’s searing new play investigates the Afghan war through the eyes of a Canadian field medic, a doctor, and a recovery room nurse.

THE DRAW: Played to sold out audiences at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival and was awarded The Georgia Straight’s Critics Choice Award.


Theatrical make-believe has rarely felt more visceral.” – Jerry Wasserman, The Vancouver Sun

Visceral and moving, The Fighting Season shines as a fascinating study of war medics.” – Lauren Chancellor, TheReviewweekly

The performances under the direction of Evan Frayne are uniformly terrific.”- Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

The play feels excruciatingly real and scrupulously honest…it’s a powerful piece of theatre made even more potent by three superb performances.” – Jo Ledingham, joledingham.ca

The Fighting Season is cause for celebration” – The Georgia Straight

Jan 10, 8PM: Preview
Jan 11, 8PM: Opening Night
Jan 12 – 14, 17 – 21: 8PM
Jan 15, 21: 2PM

Artist Talkback:
Jan 12 & 17: 8PM
Jan 15: 2PM

Playwright: Sean Harris Oliver
Director: Evan Frayne
Stage Manager: Lois Dawson
Lighting Designer: Itai Erdal
Costume Designer: Kaitlin Williams
Set and Props Designer:
Jenn Stewart
Sound Design and Composition:
Matthew MacDonald-Bain

Siona Gareau-Brennan (Karine)
Tom Pickett (Terry)
Kyle Jespersen (Kristy)

Bleeding Heart Theatre Society engages under the terms of the INDIE 2.2, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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