The Magic Hour is an immersive, walk-through, theatrical experience; a light-charged story of finding beauty in small moments and possibility within domestic isolation. Guided by rich audio, video, lighting and stagecraft, The Magic Hour invites audiences on an individual, room-by-room exploration of familiar, yet transformed spaces, blending art, design, music and text in a multi-layer mixed-media feast for the senses. The destination of this curious and magical journey is a reflection on an unprecedented year – and a step forward into a brave new world. Starting August 3 at Presentation House Theatre North Vancouver.
Electric Company Theatre, Innovation Lighting and Presentation House Theatre present
An Immersive Theatrical Experience
Created and Conceived by Kim Collier
Written by Kendra Fanconi
Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver
Created with LJ Chinfen, Mark Eugster, Joel Grinke, Alessandro Juliani, Bryan Kenney, Brad Trenaman, Jonathan Wells, Matt Grinke.
Featuring Maiko Yamamoto.
Learn more about our team here.
Guided through scenes by rich audio, video, lighting and stagecraft, and created in collaboration with Vancouver’s Innovation Lighting and Presentation House Theatre, Collier describes the piece as “A lovesong for the possibility of change in even the most static of situations”. The Magic Hour explores the routes of the imagination; the physical world meets the digital world, blending art, design, music and text in a multi-layer mixed-media feast for the senses.
“Take this in.
And take this time, for yourself.
That is what the theatre is for.
You are the audience, and you are allowed to be selfish.
Take it all for yourself, we invite you.”
– The Magic Hour by Kim Collier and Kendra Fanconi
Created in early 2021, and originally intended to premiere in late April, The Magic Hour was developed with the global pandemic in mind, both creatively and practically. After a year of cultural sacrifices, return to the theatre safely, and be enveloped by this electrical storm of a show. Timed individual entry slots and isolated rooms support public health measures, while also creating a personalized experience, unique for each person that walks through. The Magic Hour is a show for you and made with you – just you, and only you.
While the show is specifically designed for an individual audience member, a tandem experience can be booked within your household bubble but may impact certain elements of the installation experience.
Accessibility Note: The Magic Hour is a walk-through event that includes three short flights of stairs. As such, it may not be accessible to individuals who use mobility devices. Audio and recorded spoken word feature heavily in the show and are not captioned within the experience. Visual elements are often not described. To discuss opportunities for access to the content, please contact sindy@electriccompanytheatre.
Tuesday to Friday – 3:30pm to 8:30pm (last entry)
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00pm to 9:30pm (last entry)
Tickets: $27 Solo / $44 Tandem*
*Tandem tickets are for two individuals. The experience is designed as a solo experience, and some aspects of the experience may be diminished or not possible during a Tandem walk-through.
Electric Company Theatre continues its genre-bending exploration of the possibilities of what live theatre can be. The company has been recognized around the world for its groundbreaking use of live and mediated content, new technologies, and forms, as well as the ambition, quality, and scale of its theatre production. The Magic Hour is the latest creation in a long history of unique works of theatre. Past productions range from large scale hybrid plays like Anywhere But Here, Betroffenheit, The Full Light of Day and Tear the Curtain, to site-specific and installation works including All The Way Home, on stage at the QET, the One that Got Away at the JCC Swimming Pool, and the Wake at a warehouse on Granville Island.
The Magic Hour would not have been possible without the generous production support of:
Arts Club Theatre Company, Great Northern Way Scene Shop, Studio 58, Langara College, Peter Baron, Rachel Ditor, Stan Douglas and the generosity of Electric Company Theatre’s individual donors. Thank you.
Electric Company Theatre is grateful for the ongoing support of the British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Province of British Columbia, The City of Vancouver Cultural Services.