Friday, June 8, 2012

40 Years at Play : PTC’s Past and Present

Another glimpse at the PTC Archives : As I have been describing and digitizing some of the thousands of items in the PTC archives, I have come across quite few photographs and other objects that are bound to spark interest. Many of these are especially interesting to those who recognize the people and events in the images but there are definitely photos and objects that would appeal to even the newest theatre-goer/lover.

This week I had the pleasure of pulling a real treasure out of the archives – one that I hear was not truly appreciated when it was first introduced to the world! Along with programs for Some Starless Night by David John Smith, I found a couple of copies of an advertisement for the board game BOX OFFICE. It appears that the mid-80’s Vancouver theatre community briefly had the enviable opportunity to purchase “BOX OFFICETM …  an exciting new board game based on producing theatre shows. Challenging and fun for all ages” for the modest price of $19.95! I particularly enjoy the fireplace, tablecloth, and glasses of champagne – who knew playing BOX OFFICE could be so romantic? Also, who could withstand those testimonials!

If you happen to have a copy of this splendid, theatre-filled board game and are willing to dust it off for our 40 Years at Play event at PAL on June 26th, please let us know.

On a slightly different note, I also found this charming young man, ca. 1980’s?

Who is he??

Save the date!
On Tuesday, June 26th 2012, PTC invites you to join us for an evening of celebration and fun as we unveil photos from our archive.

40 Years at Play  
Tuesday, June 26th 2012 7:00 – 10:00pm
PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver

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