THEATRE: Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha  


Pamela Mala Sinha

TOUCHSTONE Theatre in association with Ruby Slippers Theatre and Diwali in BC is presenting Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha.


 The play, directed by Roy Surette, runs October 20 – 29, with a preview on October 19 at 8 p.m. (only $17).

Timings: October 20 at 8 p.m. / Tuesday at 7 p.m. / Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. / Saturdays and Sundays 3 p.m. matinee / Wednesday, October 25 at 1 p.m. (pay what you can matinee) / Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.

Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street)

Tickets: / 604-689-0926                                             

Adults: $30/33 /| Students and seniors: $25/28 / Under 30: $20 / Preview: $17 |


“This is one of those plays that I think everyone has to see at least once. Or preferably twice, so as to really hear all the nuances in playwright and performer Pamela Mala Sinha’s snappy, fast-paced writing,” says Mooney on Theatre (Toronto).

“In this poignant production, we go on the journey with them and find something hopeful within ourselves, too,” says NOW Magazine (Toronto).

This Touchstone’s fall production, the first of their 2017/18 season. Touchstone’s Artistic Director Roy Surette makes his directorial return for the company, supported by a top notch team of designers: Pam Johnson on Set, Christine Reimer on Costumes, Adrian Muir on Lights, with Original Music and Sound Design by Dorothy Dittrich. The show features a cast of amazing Vancouver actresses with over 50 Jessie nominations and awards between them: Diane Brown (The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson, A Beautiful View), Nicola Cavendish (4000 Miles, Bakersfield Mist), Sereana Malani (Pericles, Valley Song), Adele Noronha (Brothel #9, Walt Whitman’s Secret), Laara Sadiq (Brothel #9, The Penelopiad), Colleen Wheeler (Elizabeth Rex, Peter and the Starcatcher), Donna Yamamoto (5 @ 50, Salmon Row).

Happy Place takes us into the experiences of seven women in an in-patient care facility, living together in the most extraordinary circumstances. Though each woman must navigate her own survival in a world that challenges that possibility, they are also the ones who teach one another how to live in a way no therapist ever could. Happy Place is a glimpse into lives filled with courage, compassion, humour and startling surprise; lives which, in many ways, are not so different from our own. Happy Place premiered in September 2015 at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre.