Mr. Marmalade

Saturday, August 16 | 9:30 pm

Four-year-old Lucy has a vivid imagination. Lucy’s imaginary best friend Mr. Marmalade is neglectful, foul mouthed and has some very bad habits. With the help of new friend Larry (a five-year-old with a penchant for self-harm) and Mr. Marmalade’s abused assistant Bradley, Lucy learns that real life is impossible to escape. Mr. Marmalade is a (very) dark comedy about growing up with the TV on.

Latchkey Co-Op (Vancouver, BC) | Written by Noah Haidle | Directed by Chelsea Haberlin Performed by Sebastien Archibald, Sarah Canero, Jay Clift, Kayla Dunbar, Brett Harris, Amitai Marmorstein and Christine Quintana.

Rated: R (not for kids) | Length: 90 minutes, no intermission

“There is hope in a company like ITSAZOO. [They give] you reason to believe that, presented with the right stuff, younger people can be lured back to the theatre.” –The Globe and Mail

“[Delinquent Theatre is] the future of Vancouver theatre.” —Georgia Straight

Latchkey Co-op is a collaboration between ITSAZOO Productions and Delinquent Theatre. ITSAZOO’s mandate is to create opportunities for emerging artists, inspire theatre practitioners, and produce Canadian plays. Their repertoire includes atmospheric site-specific work, innovative black box shows, and collaborative installations. They were last seen on Gabriola with Antony Holland in last year’s production of Shylock. |

Delinquent Theatre creates new theatre for modern audiences. Delinquent uses text, music, light and sound to tell stories that matter. Favourite shows include STATIONARY: a recession-era musical (the sleeper hit at last year’s festival); FLOP!; The Story of You and Me; and Our Time. |

Mr. Marmalade brings together some of Vancouver’s most exciting emerging artists. Led by 2013 Ray Michal Award winning director Chelsea Haberlin (Killer Joe, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Mojo), the cast includes 2014 Sam Payne Award winning actor Jay Clift (Bug, Cool Beans, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me) as Mr. Marmalade and Christine Quintana (STATIONARY: a recession-era musical, Of Mice and Men) as Lucy, with Amitai Marmorstein (Of Mice and Men, Trespassers, Nelly Boy), Kayla Dunbar (Avenue Q, Busytown), Brett Harris (Mojo), Sebastien Archibald (Killer Joe, Clybourne Park) and introducing new UBC BFA Acting graduate Sarah Canero.

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