JACK THE RIPPER @ The Vancouver Fringe Festival…
From August to November of 1888 Jack the Ripper murdered at least five prostitutes in London’s East End. The police and public were faced with a murderer that they did not understand, and the entire city was swept up in his reign of terror. He was never caught, and the crimes remain officially unsolved 125 years later.
Theories about his identity continue to this day. There have been many plays and films that focus on the sensational aspects of the case and have a cavalier attitude toward the facts. This play is grounded in reality and brings the viewer into the lives and times of the people involved in these unsolved murders.
This play is a factually based historical drama about the Whitechapel Murders, and the victims of the killer who would become known as Jack the Ripper. We take an unflinching look at the crimes, but there is also humanity, warmth, and a touch of humour. We like to think it comes close to representing the lives of these people in 1888. Almost all of the characters in this Jack the Ripper play are real people. Actual dialogue has been taken from police reports, coroners’ inquests, and newspaper reports, and incorporated into the play.
Directed by Matt Clarke
Written by Robert J. McLaughlin with Co-creation by Terri-Lyn Storey
Produced by Robert J. McLaughlin and Terri-Lyn Storey
--- Featuring ---
Robert J. McLaughlin
With original score by Mishelle Cuttler
Lighting and Projections by Sean Tyson
Stage Manager Ryan Caron
The Cultch Historic Theatre - 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC
Friday Sep 6, @ 6:55pm,
Saturday Sep 7, @ 1:00pm,
Sunday Sep 8, @ 3:45pm
Tuesday Sep 10, @ 9:30pm,
Friday Sep 13, @ 10:25pm,
Sunday Sep 15, @ 6:30pm
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For more about the Jack the Ripper case, please visit www.casebook.org
Also...Robert J McLaughlin will be giving a Jack the Ripper illustrated lecture @ The Vancouver Public Library, Wednesday September 4th @ 7pm. A free event.