Rumble: Don’t Do Dick!

Progress Lab’s Obstructions series presents Rumble Theatre’s

Don’t Do Dick!

An original, estrogen-infused, adult rom-com romp!

Directed by Stephen Drover
Written by and featuring Evelyn Chew, Emmelia Gordon,
Christine Quintana, Pippa Mackie and Lindsay Winch


WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013

DOORS: 7:20 pm (bar open!)

SHOW: 8 PM, following by judging and a party!

LOCATION: PL1422 at 1422 Williams Street, Vancouver  MAP


VANCOUVER, BC – The Obstructions series rolls on! Rumble Theatre presents a new romantic comedy based on parameters tailor-made by their peers.


Hazel works at Gangbuy, a company aspiring to be the next Groupon. She dreams of something bigger and better, full of love and opportunities. When a promotion becomes available, she comes head-to-head with her office nemesis, Robin. Pretty soon sparks fly, insults are slung and desks get wet. See what happens when Hazel discovers what she really wants.


Last November, Rumble Theatre was handed these Obstructions by our peers with the challenge of building a show around them:


1.  You may not use any set blocking or seminal text from previously published plays or other forms of literature.

2.  The piece must be an original collaborative creation with the text drawn from the group and must be in the form of a romantic comedy using an all-female cast.

3.  You may not use any ideas that are formulated outside of official rehearsal hours.


Will they pass or fail in working with these limitations? The audience helps to decide! See the show and join in the post-show discussion.


Rumble Theatre produces contemporary plays from the Canadian and world repertoire, commissions & produces new Canadian adaptations of outstanding stories and fosters meaningful interactions between emerging and established artists.


Obstructions is a radical new initiative intended to rattle the cage of local theatre makers. Inspired in part by the film The Five Obstructions, by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, Obstructions is the latest project from the group of theatre companies known as Progress Lab, producers of the wildly popular and innovative HIVE series. Over a one-year period, each company creates an evening’s entertainment based on some creative “obstructions” devised in secret meetings by the rest of the group.  Participating companies are forced to create work outside their comfort zone; the result is like nothing you’ve seen from them before.


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