Specially selected by The Neanderthal Festival as the National Production, Tyumen, Then will have six performances at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s VanCity Culture Lab.


Tyumen, Then

By: Adam Underwood

Directed by: Andrea Donaldson

Starring: Adam Lazarus, Kevin MacDonald & Lyon Smith

Set & Costume Design by: Jung-Hye Kim

Sound & Lighting Design by: Verne Good

Stage Managed by: Danielle Bourgon

July 4th, 1941: Trapped in the boxcar of a motionless train, somewhere between Moscow and Siberia, two confined soldiers guard the rousing corpse of Vladimir Lenin. Join these award-winning Toronto & Vancouver theatre artists for Adam Underwood’s seriously unhinged satire about ideology, war, and the quest for survival.

A year after riveting audiences in Toronto, Adam Lazarus, Lyon Smith, and multiple Jessie-nominated actor Kevin MacDonald reunite in Tyumen, Then for Vancouver audiences. Andrea Donaldson, fresh off her directing hot streak of Dora nominated projects Montparnasse and The Atomic Weight of Happiness and assisting at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, directs with in her vivid and precise signature style with beloved designers Jung-Hye Kim and Verne Good.

“One of the year’s must-sees.” The Torontoist

“A strong cast, inventive directing and hysterical one-liners keep the action rolling through shocking twists and disturbing turns.” NOW Magazine

“The play is a (sickening) riot.” Rhymes with Dramaturge


Show Dates & Times:

Saturday July 21st @ 7pm

Sunday July 22nd @ 7:30pm (*pay what you can performance, cash only)

Wednesday July 25th @ 7:30pm

Thursday July 26th @ 8:15pm

Friday July 27th @ 10:30pm

Saturday July 28th @ 8:15pm

At the Vancouver East Cultural Centre – VanCity Culture Lab (1895 Venables Street)


Ticket Information:

Buy Online at: www.thecultch.com

Purchase by phone through The Cultch Box Office: 604.251.1363

All tickets: $14 + service charge, or with passes available through The Cultch Box Office

More show info at www.thal.caImage