Pieces of Eight
Eight singles band together to buy a house
in Kits ... what could possibly go wrong?
Are impossible property prices and crushing rent payments sucking the fun out of Vancouver living? Or… are they a blessing in disguise for people determined to find true happiness living here?
Putting the question differently, what can ordinary citizens do to solve the housing crisis? If we wait for government to figure out a solution, we could be waiting a long time. Is it possible for what’s left of the middle class to crack the problem themselves, without any government money or government regulations to help them?
Well… yes! Pieces of Eight shows what such an outcome might look like, what obstacles lie along the path, and what the side effects could be. It’s not all sacrifice and misery, surprisingly enough. If fact, for most, it’s a new world for which their hearts were long secretly pining.
Joanna Rannelli as Olivia
Daniel Frost as Romulus
Kia Vance as Riza
Gabriel Metcalfe as Carl/Cynic/Bylaw Officer
Jamie Ives as the Mayor
Alina Blackett as Plucheria/Lobbyist/Waitress
Monika Jesenicnik as Sky/City Hall Lawyer
Victor van der Merwe as Dex
Luis O. M. Lagunes as Dieter/City Hall Staffer/Brant
Nathan Narusis – Writer/Producer
Nick Heffelfinger – Director
Michael Brooks – Stage Manager
November 21-December 1, 2018