Rock Paper Scissors – Play!

Fringe1Proving once and for all that RPS has indeed conquered all mediums, the first ever play based upon Rock Paper Scissors is set to hit the stage of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Let us be the first to say how excited we are that this play is taking place and we wish them our full support and best wishes.

Included below is the full press release.

HANDS DOWN
A NEW COMEDY EXPLORING THE UNUSUAL WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

Premiering Friday, September 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Playwright’s Theatre Centre, Granville Island.

(August 1, 2007, Vancouver) Entity Theatre introduces its inaugural work, HANDS DOWN, at the Playwright’s Centre during the September 2007 Vancouver Fringe Festival on Granville Island. Written by Julius Chapple and Tosha Doiron, this new comedy takes place during the run-up to the 2007 World Championships of Rock Paper Scissors in Toronto. Mixing sketches and narrative, HANDS DOWN celebrates this strange and fascinating sport, while telling a universal story about purpose and relationship.
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HANDS DOWN was initially inspired by Doiron’s habit of playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” (RPS) backstage during productions at Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay. Upon researching the game further, she discovered an underground society of players, professional and amateur, who compete …READ MORE

Fringe1Proving once and for all that RPS has indeed conquered all mediums, the first ever play based upon Rock Paper Scissors is set to hit the stage of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Let us be the first to say how excited we are that this play is taking place and we wish them our full support and best wishes.

Included below is the full press release.

HANDS DOWN
A NEW COMEDY EXPLORING THE UNUSUAL WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

Premiering Friday, September 7 at 8:30 p.m. at the Playwright’s Theatre Centre, Granville Island.

(August 1, 2007, Vancouver) Entity Theatre introduces its inaugural work, HANDS DOWN, at the Playwright’s Centre during the September 2007 Vancouver Fringe Festival on Granville Island. Written by Julius Chapple and Tosha Doiron, this new comedy takes place during the run-up to the 2007 World Championships of Rock Paper Scissors in Toronto. Mixing sketches and narrative, HANDS DOWN celebrates this strange and fascinating sport, while telling a universal story about purpose and relationship.
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HANDS DOWN was initially inspired by Doiron’s habit of playing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” (RPS) backstage during productions at Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay. Upon researching the game further, she discovered an underground society of players, professional and amateur, who compete in tournaments, argue fine points of technique, dress up, and drink. The mixture of high camp and obsessive nerdiness that characterizes these RPS players was compelling, and the first drafts of HANDS DOWN took shape.

While HANDS DOWN focuses primarily on the relationship of its two protagonists, Paul (Chapple) and Abby (Doiron), it also provides a (fictional) history of famous and not-so-famous events whose outcome is decided by a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The sinking of the Titanic, the Fall of Troy and the enigma of the Mona Lisa – among others – are explained as the result of RPS.

Chapple and Doiron, both local actors, have appeared in numerous stage and film projects. This is their first collaboratively written play. The cast is rounded out by theatre and voice actor Chris Cound, improv stalwarts David Matte (an associate member of queer improv troupe, Bob Loblaw) and Christina Sicoli (Dora award-winning member of Ontario’s Burnt Marshmallows). Direction is by Dani Bryant, stage management by Gia Nahmens.

HANDS DOWN premieres Friday, September 7 at 8:30 p.m. and (r) Saturday, September 8 at 11:15 p.m., Sunday, September 9 at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, September 11 at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 12 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m. All performances are at the Playwright’s Centre Studio Theatre. Tickets are available one hour before show time at the door, or can be picked up at the Fringe Festival Box Office at a cost of $12.