Sam and Ben and the Big Oops

Sam and Ben and the big oops promotional poster

"Sam and Ben" promotional poster

Don’t miss your chance to join us for the premiere of Sam and Ben and the Big Oops — a new and exciting play from The Cutch’s Curators-in-Resident Brendan McLeod!

Sam and Ben and the Big Oops is an original one-woman/one-act play centred on upcoming children’s entertainer Sammi Sam, who lives to please and inspire everyone around her:

the children she entertains, her long-term boyfriend Ben, and his affluent parents. When she accidentally becomes pregnant, she and Ben must choose whether or not to have a child during a financially and socially unstable time of their lives. The decision forces them to re-evaluate their life goals, and their relationship to both their families and each other. Part naive children’s show, part interpersonal drama, Sam and Ben and the Big Oops takes on contemporary social mores with abnormal humour and pathos.

And it packs a lot of talent.

It’s written by Brendan McLeod, The Cultch’s Curarator-in-Residence for January to March. McLeod comes from a strong literary background, having been Vancouver’s SLAM poetry champion, the Canadian SLAM poetry champion, and runner-up at the 2005 World SLAM championships. He is a member of the acclaimed music group, The Fugitives, and his first novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, was nominated for the 2008 ReLit Award.

Cara Yeates, the sole performer, is the recent winner of the Joanna Maratta Award for contribution to the Vancouver theatre community, and has toured internationally with two one-w

oman shows, Some Reckless Abandon and Bye Bye Bombay, which she wrote.

The play is directed by TJ Dawe, who is a Jessie Richardson Award and Just for Laughs Comedy Award winner, who has performed, written, and directed dozens of Canadian theatre productions over the p

ast ten years, including Maxim & Cosmo, Labrador, and The One Man Star Wars Trilogy.

Sam and Ben and the Big Oops will premiere on Sunday, February 28th at 8pm at The Cultch in the Vancity Culture Lab. For tickets, order online at http://tickets.thecultch.com/ or call the Box Office at 604-251-1363.

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