Apr 13 – Apr 28 | Theatre

This is How We Got Here

Running Time: 80 min + talkback

by Keith Barker
Produced & Presented by Firehall Arts Centre

Both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, This is How We Got Here follows a close-knit family still dealing with the lingering trauma of an unexpected loss. A mother, father, aunt, and uncle must learn how to move forward after their shared grief as they re-learn how to interact with one another through humour, forgiveness, and love.

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Event Details


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: April 13 at 7:30pm, April 14 at 3:00pm, April 16 at 7:30pm and April 17 at 1:00pm.

Opening Night: April 17th at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Can: Tuesdays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 1pm

Post-show Talkbacks: Thursday evenings

Ticket Prices

Side sections: $30

Centre section: $40

Student/Senior: $30


Produced & Presented by Firehall Arts Centre

Playwright: Keith BarkerDirected by Donna Spencer & Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen

Performances by Tasha Faye Evans, Gordon Patrick White, Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen & Darcey Johnson

Set Design: Kimira ReddyLighting Design: Rebekah JohnsonSound Design: MJ CoomberStage Manager: Susan D. Currie

Photo by Sarah Race

Content Warnings

This play addresses sensitive and potentially triggering themes related to suicide. Viewer discretion is advised, as the content may evoke strong emotions and may not be suitable for individuals who are personally affected by or sensitive to such topics.

Additionally, it contains occasional strong language and cursing.

Recommended for audiences aged 13 and older.

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This is How We Got Here

Apr 13 – Apr 28 | Theatre
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The Firehall Arts Centre is located on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations where they lived and gathered together for thousands of years. Acknowledging their connections to these lands is a significant part of what the Firehall considers when choosing the productions and presentations we undertake and how that work shapes and impacts those around us. We ask our community to reflect on what being present here means to you and those around you.