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As students head back to school, Green Thumb Theatre heads back into the rehearsal hall to start working on our first show of the season, by Ian Tamblyn. This futuristic adventure looks at what life might be like on an Earth gravely affected by climate change. Following Nuke and Stryder as they pick their way through a toxic waste dump, the play looks at how the choices we all make affect our environment, and instills hope in the audience that it’s never too late to work to reverse the damages of pollution.


The company of is made up of three Vancouver based actors, Caitlin McFarlane, Robert Garry Haacke and Mike Gill. Green Thumb fans will remember Caitlin McFarlane from last year’s production of while marks both Mike and Robert’s Green Thumb debut! We’re thrilled to have all three of these fantastic actors on board for this piece, and can’t wait to see what they get cooking in rehearsal!


This show is also serving as an exciting mentorship opportunity for Green Thumb staffer Rachel Aberle, who will be playing double duty as she steps into the role of Assistant to the Director alongside her Community Engagement Activities. Rachel’s worn a few hats around Green Thumb in the past, having worked as both an actor and a playwright for the company before. We’re all excited to see her step into a new sphere of creative development with this piece, and to see her hop back and forth between the offices and rehearsal halls in order to get all her work done!


All in all it’s a busy start to our 41st season, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Stay tuned for updates from rehearsal and from the road, and make sure to look out for our Artist Spotlights, coming your way over the next few weeks!

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