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Runs from Thursday September 29 2022 to Saturday October 15 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Pacific Theatre
1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6H 1M8

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BENEVOLENCE A Guest Production from Ruby Slippers Theatre by Fanny Britt translated by Leanna Brodie Sept 30 – Oct 15, 2022

Gilles Jean, big-time lawyer, returns to his hometown of Benevolence to try a troubling case involving the child of an old friend. But with the ghosts of his deceased brothers and father peering over his shoulder, and his mother asking after the state of his soul, homecoming is no easy thing. This pitch-black comedy (presented in a new English translation) offers a surreal reflection on our small cowardices and our great contradictions.

“A glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play.” – The New York Times Benevolence by Fanny Britt. Translated by Leanna Brodie.

Featuring Charlie Gallant, Chris Lam, Paul Moniz de Sá, Stephanie Wong, and Beatrice Zeilinger.

Directed by Diane Brown. Sound Design by Rick Colhoun. Set and Lighting Design by John Webber. Costume Design by Jessica Oostergo. Properties by Monica Emme. Stage Management by Nico Dicecco. Assistant Stage Management by Dayna Horn. Technical Direction by Daniel O’Shea.

ADVISORY INFORMATION: The play includes strong language, discussions of sex, and frank descriptions of death, including the death of a child. If you have concerns, please contact our box office at 604-731-5518 or

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