March 1 - March 24
Written and directed by Morris Panych
A darkly funny homecoming
Following their latest crime spree, Gordon and his sidekick, Carl, take refuge in a rundown house in an abandoned part of town. What unsuspecting Carl thinks is a B&E turns out to be a reunion—of sorts. Young Gordon has come home, and Old Gord couldn’t be happier—until, that is, he discovers the true nature of his son's “business” ambitions.
Contains Mature Content
"Crackles with life…an unmissable experience" —Erika Thorkelson, The Vancouver Sun [Read More]
"Playwright Morris Panych once again proves his status as a leader in Canadian theatre" —Mark Robins, GayVancouver [Read More]
"Hilarious chaos…rollicking, nasty fun" —Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier [Read More]
"Gordon is tragic-comedy at its best" —Roger Eberle, Review Vancouver [Read More]
"A brilliant new play by one of Canada’s top playwrights" —Montreal Gazette
"On full display is Panych’s knack for crisp, smart dialogue" —Globe & Mail
"A dark yet humorous family drama that is both explosive and tender" —Hour.ca
"Panych’s script is a wonderful, absurdist black comedy" —Montreal Mirror
"We loved this production! Great cast, terrific play! This was our first experience of the Revue Stage—liked the venue very much"
"If people don't come out and see this show in droves, there's something wrong with this city. Morris Panych—Wow. Great script, amazing set, fantastic sound and lighting design, and a spectacular cast. Not to single anyone out, but Andrew Wheeler blasts it out of the park"
"I can wholeheartedly provide an enthusiastic rave review for Gordon. All aspects of the production were top-notch, including script, set design, costuming and, especially, acting. Although I am grateful I did not know any murderers growing up, I did come from the “wrong side of the tracks” and so I found the four characters in Gordon totally true and believable. Very exciting to observe every nuance and twitch in the cast's performances to be completely right and well observed. Well done!"
"Wow, are we ever glad we saw "Gordon"! Fantastic direction! Perfectly cast...we laughed and were stunned!"
"Gordon is totally Morris Panych: witty, quick, dramatic, dark, funny, awesome, horrific. Yes, there can be no doubt that it's a Panych/MacDonald production. Thank you to both!!!! Acting all 'round = totally convincing in respective roles! Thanks to all four of you!!!!"
"Great performances, especially by Gord Sr. Finally, I found a play my husband actually enjoyed. Thanks for a great afternoon!"
Written and directed by
Starring Patrick Costello, Pippa Mackie, Todd Thomson, Andrew Wheeler
Set and Costume Designer Ken MacDonald
Sound Designer Patrick Pennefather
Lighting Designer Alan Brodie
Stage Manager Caryn Fehr
Assistant Stage Manager Anne Taylor