Oct 12 – Oct 22 | Theatre

Peace Country

Running Time: 2 hrs 20 mins

by Pedro Chamale
Produced by rice & beans theatre
Presented by Firehall Arts Centre

Inspired by playwright Pedro Chamale’s growing-up in Chetwynd, BC, Peace Country is an examination of intercultural friendship, the realities of northern living and the vilification of northern communities in the fight against the climate crisis. Set in a small rural town in BC’s Northern interior, a new political party has swept into office with the promise of big changes: changes that could put the nail in the coffin for a little carbon-economy town, that is, if climate change doesn’t wipe it out first. In a time where it feels easy to spit rhetoric and blame each other, a familiar face in the party forces childhood friends to have tough conversations and work together for change. Through Peace Country, we see a plea for dialogue around climate action, in a time of great division.

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This play is a way for me to put both sides of my heart, the urban and rural, on stage in direct conflict with each other, with humour and humility for a greater cause.
— Pedro Chamale


Monday: —
Tuesday: 7:30pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm


Special Performances

Previews: Oct. 12th & 13th at 7:30pm

Opening Night: Oct. 14th at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Can: Oct. 17th at 7:30pm and Oct. 18th at 1pm

Post-Show Talkback: Oct. 19th at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices

Tickets from $30-50, sliding scale in $5 increments.

Why not select a slightly higher price if you can? You’ll support the Firehall, and allow us to continue to offer subsidized and pay-what-you-can tickets to our neighbours.

Credits & Warnings

Produced by rice & beans theatre

Presented by Firehall Arts Centre

Developed in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre, in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and created with support from the Push International Performing Arts Festival

Manuela Sosa – Julia
Sofía Rodríguez – Alicia
Kaitlyn Yott – Candice
Sara Vickruck – Melissa
Angus Yam – Greg

Pedro Chamale – Playwright & Director
Heidi Taylor – Dramaturg
Teddy Ngkaion – Assistant Director
Michelle Thorne – Costume Designer
Jonathan Kim – Lighting Designer
Cindy Kao – Sound Designer
Kimira Reddy – Set/Props Designer
Monica Emme – Set/Props Design Assistant
Andie Lloyd – Video Designer
June Hsu – Video Design Assistant
Julia Lank – Stage Manager
Kayleigh Sandomirsky – Production Manager

Image: Pedro Augusto Meza. Performers, from L to R: Angus Yam (Greg), Sofía Rodríguez (Alicia), Manuela Sosa (Julia), Kaitlyn Yott (Candice), Sara Vickruck (Melissa)

Content Warnings: representations of the climate emergency and fire, strong language and discussion of racialized violence

Sensory Warnings: Loud noise, smoke/haze, strobe lighting

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Peace Country

Oct 12 – Oct 22 | Theatre
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