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Nightmare On East Hastings: A Comedy.



Nightmare on East Hastings blends dark humour, magnificent frankness, and raw, emotional, descriptions of the ugliness and suffering of life among the homeless, the drug-addicted, the mentally ill, and the enslaved.  It is called a comedy, but the socio-economic problems explored in Bill Pats' story are very serious.  Pats' account of his time spent managing residential buildings in the rough end of downtown Vancouver is a performance to be thought about and perhaps even seen again, a second time.  It is a story about the people of a city whom the rest of that city, for the most part, just don't care about. Moreover, it's a story of what happens in consequence of that lack of care. Go see it.  – Will Belton 


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Total Score
4.5/ 5

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21 total ratings



Dates / Times:
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 12:15 pm - 2018/08/19
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One Review

    Rebecca Firlotte

    Pats’ ability to command a stage is astounding. He speaks to the audience like we are old friends and he is just having a casual, yet extremely raw, conversation about his time spent as a building manager in East Hastings. I couldn’t help but feel for him and for those he spoke of throughout the show. His ability to blend humour with these intense and often dark subjects is impressive. I walked in not knowing what to expect and walked out with my heart filled with compassion for people I’ve never met. This is a must see. Don’t think, just go! You won’t be disappointed!

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