Studio 16

  • 1555 West 7th Avenue at Granville Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1

October 1, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Paris, 1942: All Jews must wear a yellow star. Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish jeweler on the verge of bankruptcy, offers his employee Pierre Vigneau the chance to take over his jewelry store while he hides in the basement. Pierre, who is infertile, accepts on one condition: that Joseph help Pierre’s wife conceive a child. Thus begins a very unusual living arrangement between the three protagonists… Part thriller, part romance, Adieu Monsieur Haffmann plunges us into the hard world of occupied Vichy France – where lives… more

November 19, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Lou and Aude are two friends in their thirties who have been inseparable since infancy. One is a civil engineer: the other is a feminist blogger. When Aude learns that she is carrying a child with Down Syndrome, she runs straight to her childhood friend. What follows is an all-out war of words and emotions, as the women unexpectedly clash about their fundamental visions of themselves and the world. In this fresh and original comedy, the company Les Biches Pensives tackles the question of what self-fulfillment looks like… more

February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020

How much are you willing to pay for your ticket to Le NoShow? As much as for a movie? A concert? An opera? Or… nothing at all? It’s up to you. And that’s only the first of many decisions you’ll be making throughout the evening… Your text messages will determine what Le NoShow will be! Le NoShow welcomes you into an interactive experience that is both playful and politically relevant, and where the cost of theatre has to slug it out with its value as an art form. In this local adaptation of the international hit, seven… more

March 21, 2020

Inès de l’Ouest is a real little scamp, and her naughty tricks are notorious throughout the neighbouhood. One night, just as she is about to pull another doozy, she runs into a force even stronger than she is: Jerome of Port Alberni, a magical imp who instantly turns her into a tiny girl no bigger than a mouse. Carried away by a wild goose, Inès is off on a wild adventure! Rébecca Déraspe has created a new adaptation especially for Western Canada: a voyage of discovery that sweeps us along from the beaches of Vancouver… more

March 30, 2020 - April 17, 2020

Three friends are getting ready for Hallowe’en. Simone plans to dress as Sleeping Beauty and would love to make Philippe her Prince Charming, but he chooses instead to be a (pretty unconvincing) hunter. Eugénie, meanwhile, is disgusted with both of them for their stereotypical costumes. On the big night, the three of them go and party in an abandoned mansion in the middle of a mysterious forest. In the morning, however, they find they can’t get out: roots have grown over the doors. The party has turned into a… more

April 23, 2020 - April 25, 2020

We Love Arabs, tells the story of an Israeli choreographer, brimming with good intentions, who casts an Arab dancer – the only one he knows – for the premiere of a piece about peace and coexistence. The choreographer talks and talks, piling up clichés and banalities about culture, politics, and religion. The dancer is silent. Then they begin to dance: an improbable duet, sensual and potentially explosive… Together they are beautiful, silly, brilliant: their remarkable encounter veers between total hilarity… more