Maple and Vine: A Modern Comedy About '50s Era Re-Enactors
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Maple and Vine have expired.
The last date listed for Maple and Vine was Sunday April 22, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at A.C.T.:
- Full Price:
- $20.00 - $100.00
- Our Price:
- $12.00 - $60.00
In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from diana
view more less of this review
Sweet show - I enjoyed the concept of a current couple choosing to go back to 1955 (especially, since I always thought I would have enjoyed being an adult during that time). The clothes, music and settings were great! Goldstar came through with great tickets- I sat in D7, six rows back and right in the middle. Excellent seat! I took BART and walked up two blocks; it couldn't have been easier. Thank you Goldstar for making a drab afternoon, inexpensive, easy and enjoyable!
star this review starred report as inappropriate
The story is great. The sets are fantastic. The costumes are to drool for. The acting, while great, was a bit uneven during the preview. And I couldn't hear several key lines throughout the performance. So either mike up or project better.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A clever, sharply drawn fantasy. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life." --New York Times
- "A darkly appealing fairy tale. [Playwright] Jordan Harrison racks up beaucoup points for originality." --Variety
A new play by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Mark Rucker
Could you drop Wi-Fi for hi-fi? Abandon sushi lunches for Tupperware parties? What would you give up for a simpler life? Overwhelmed by the infinite choices of the modern world, Katha and Ryu discover an enticing escape route: joining a community of 1950s reenactors, where life is slower, passion is risqué, and a sparkling cocktail is a daily accessory. But in this provocative comedy, retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality stir up powerful questions. How much are they willing to sacrifice for happiness?
Recommended for ages 14 and older (contains sexual situations and partial nudity).