Get your theatre fix at Ensemble Theatre's Summer Repertory Festival

A Burnaby actor is onstage in Ensemble Theatre Company’s seventh annual Summer Repertory Festival.

The festival is onstage July 10 to Aug. 16 at the Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St. in Vancouver.

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Burnaby’s Anthony Santiago appears in Superior Donuts, Tracy Letts’ lighthearted comedy about a former ’60s radical who sees his run-down family doughnut shop in Uptown Chicago radically transformed when he hires a young black man “with visionary zeal and an appetite for change,” as a press release puts it.

It’s in preview on Thursday, July 18 and opens on Friday, July 19.

It alternates evenings with Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday (preview July 11, opening July 13) and Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy (preview July 10, opening July 12).

“Theatre brings us together to celebrate, challenge and provoke through the telling of stories,” said Tariq Leslie, artistic director of Ensemble Theatre Company, in a press release. “The plays we have programmed for our seventh season embrace conversations about what our culture was, is and could be – the stories we tell ourselves and the truths we all share – each one filled with humour and with pathos.”

Single tickets start at $25. See www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca for full details and a performance calendar.

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