The Full Light of Day

Electric Company Theatre

In association with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity & BMO


The Full Light of Day
The Vancouver Playhouse
January 7-12, 2019 at 7:30pm and January 12 at 2pm
$19.99 – $59.99

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PLEASE NOTE: Online Ticket Sales end at 4:30pm on the night of the performance. Our Box Office at the Vancouver Playhouse opens at 5pm on performance nights.

Pre-Show Artist Chat with Kim Collier: Thursday, January 10 at 6:45pm, Vancouver Playhouse Lobby.

Talkback with the Artists: January 12 – following the 2pm matinee performance.

Vocal Eye Live Description: On January 12, the 2pm matinee performance will be live described by Vocal Eye, and folks who are blind, partially sighted, or just like audio description can access specially priced tickets for $19.99. There will be a free touch tour beginning at 1pm for attendees. To book tickets to the Vocal Eye described matinee show and touch tour, phone 604-253-4222 or email

Wheelchair Accessibility: The Vancouver Playhouse is wheelchair accessible, has wheelchair accessible washrooms, and there are positions for wheelchairs within the auditorium. These positions can be booked in advance online or by contacting our office at 604-253-4222 or emailing Please note: there are limited positions for wheelchairs, so we encourage you to contact us to confirm availability in advance.

Companion Tickets: Should you require a companion to support your attendance, we can provide a complimentary companion ticket. Please contact our office at 604-253-4222 or email to make arrangements.

Group Sales: We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. Please contact us at to make a group reservation.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Tickets: Electric Company Theatre believes that art should be experienced by everyone, which is why we keep our ticket pricing low. Performance tickets start at $19.99, all in. If this cost is a barrier, we have made 5% of our seats per night a Pay What You Can price (you decide what you can pay). These tickets can ONLY BE REQUESTED ONLINE through the link below (not in person at the Box Office).

To request a pay-what-you-can ticket – CLICK HERE.

Refund Policy: No refunds are available on purchased tickets. Electric Company Theatre is a registered Canadian Charity, and relies on ticket revenue to offer programs and services. Contact us to discuss your cancellation at


Gabrielle Rose and Dean Paul Gibson, Photo by Don Lee.

A new Film/Theatre Hybrid written by Daniel Brooks and directed by Kim Collier

Set in Canada’s urban financial centres, The Full Light of Day tells the story of a mother who must contend with her husband’s corrupt legacy before she dies.

The Full Light of Day is a provocative film/theatre experiment for the stage which looks at crucial choices facing Canadians today – how to live, love and die in a world in transition. Bold characters, bracing text, wit, and suspense all mix together in this new script by award-winning artist Daniel Brooks. Brooks, celebrated world-wide for his evocative, conceptual, deeply intelligent work, joins forces with Electric Company Theatre founding artist and award-winning director Kim Collier in this new work for Canadian stages and beyond.

Electric Company has built a reputation for groundbreaking, ambitious productions. The Full Light of Day continues the exploration of how concept and form illuminate content, bringing together an A-List of Canada’s most exceptional, award-winning talents.


The hero of this story is Mary, the ageing matriarch of a wealthy family. She loves her husband, has enjoyed her life, and has lived well. However, something is wrong with the family she so loves, and when one of her children disappears, a series of events is unleashed that forever changes her family and her life.  
The play takes place in a world of finance and real estate. It is a story about our cities, about power and land, the things we do in order to flourish, and the drastic steps we must take in order to survive. Unabashedly confronting systematic corruption in our society, delving into ownership and colonization past and present, the play demands we examine our role and complicity within the larger power structures of society.

Bravely pushing the boundaries of media in the theatre, The Full Light of Day features live film adaption, live cameras, and projected imagery and video to create an integrated scenography and rich visual world. Themes of perception and truth are heightened through this unique blending of live and cinematic content.

Governor Award-Winning writer Kevin Kerr has also created a collection of short films, shot in 360° cutting edge Virtual Reality that live separately from the theatre. These films, designed to enhance the stage production, also stand alone, and are told from the individual perspectives of the principal characters, placing the viewer inside the action, perceptions, and experiences of the characters.

A brilliant team of Canadian artists have come together around this new work, and The Full Light of Day is the largest and most ambitious project in Electric Company Theatre history.

Development and Producing Partners: Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, Vancouver Civic Theatres, BMO Financial Group 
Commissioning Partner: National Arts Centre (English Theatre) 
Partners in Creation:  Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter, National Arts Centre Creation Fund, Creative BC, University of Victoria  

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

The Full Light of Day was created with support from the National Creation Fund at Canada’s National Arts Centre.