Premiered on January 10, 2012
Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
With some of Vancouver’s most celebrated stage actors, director Kim Collier creates an extremely personal and close-up experience as she re-envisions Tad Mosel’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize winning play as an immersive encounter where the audience, from within the world of the play, witnesses the gorgeously crafted journey of spiritual transformation.
In an experience unique to most, the audience enters the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from the stage doors and walks into the set from the wings. Sitting among the action within the various rooms of the family’s home, on the lawn outside, or along the dusty road that travels by, the viewer is surrounded by the narrative from all sides, and experiences an uncommonly personal encounter with the story and the performers.
“If you’ve already seen ALL THE WAY HOME, you don’t need me to tell you how wonderful and joyful this show is. And if you’re one of the lucky souls who already has a ticket, you’re in for a treat. But if you don’t have a ticket, you’re out of luck; the show’s five-day run is completely sold out. All you can hope for is that funding is found and All The Way Home will go national, even international.”
“This production of a superbly written story is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a chance to share the QET stage with many of the city’s finest actors as they sweep us onto the roller coaster of other people’s troubled – and beautiful – lives.”
“When it really clicks, when something transcends great and becomes wonderful? It happens right here, and one can't help but feel this is a rare moment: recognizing, first-hand, the architecture of genius.”
JESSIE RICHARDSON THEATRE AWARDS, 2012: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Small Theatre (Meg Roe) Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Small Theatre
(Nicola Lipman) Outstanding Set Design, Small Theatre (Marshall McMahen) Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre (Kim Collier) Outstanding Production, Small Theatre Critics’ Choice Innovation Award
Written by Tad Mosel
Directed by Kim Collier
Costume Design by Christine Reimer
Set Design by Marshall McMahen
Lighting Design by Adrian Muir
Musical Arrangements & Sound Design by Alessandro Juliani
Stage Management by Jaimie Tait
Meg Roe and Jonathon Young with Sean Bray, Joseph Gustafson, Alessandro Juliani, Julian Levy, Nicola Lipman, Julia Mackey, Tom McBeath, Gabrielle Rose, Dexter Storey, Haig Sutherland, Elias Verheyen, Aidan Wessels, Jordan Wessels, Donna White, and George Young.