The Magic Hour | World Premiere
Aug 3 – 22, 2021

The Magic Hour  |  World Premiere <br> Aug 3 – 22, 2021

Aug 3 – 22, 2021

The Magic Hour  |  World Premiere

A Theatrical In-Person Immersive Experience

Presented by Electric Company Theatre, Innovation Lighting and Presentation House Theatre

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary” – Aaron Rose

The Magic Hour is an immersive, walk-through, theatrical experience; a light-charged story of finding beauty in small moments and possibility within domestic isolation. Created and conceived by award-winning theatre director Kim Collier with playwright Kendra Fanconi, the individual experience invites you to embark on a solo room-by-room exploration of familiar, yet-transformed spaces at Presentation House Theatre. The destination of this curious and magical journey is a reflection on an unprecedented year – and a step forward into a brave new world.

Guided through scenes by rich audio, video, lighting, and stagecraft, and created in collaboration with Vancouver’s Innovation Lighting and Presentation House Theatre, Collier describes the piece as “a love song for the possibility of change in even the most static of situations”. The Magic Hour explores the routes of the imagination; the physical world meets the digital world, blending art, design, music, and text in a multi-layer mixed-media feast for the senses.

Created and conceived by Kim Collier
Written by Kendra Fanconi

Created with LJ Chinfen, Mark Eugster, Joel Grinke, Alessandro Juliani, Bryan Kenney, Brad Trenaman, Jonathan Wells.

Featuring Maiko Yamamoto

Meet The Magic Hour Creative Team

Full Creative Team Credits:

Kim Collier Creator & Director
Kendra Fanconi Writer
LJ Chinfen Scenic Designer
Jonathan Wells Scenic Designer
Alessandro Juliani Sound Designer & Composer
Matt Grinke Associate Sound Designer
Joel Grinke Show Control & Automation Designer
Bryan Kenney Lighting Designer
Brad Trenaman Lighting Designer
Mark Eugster Multimedia Designer

Maiko Yamamoto Voice of the Narrator

Jessica Han Production Assistant
Charlotte Alexander PHT Production Assistant

ECT Staff

Clayton Baraniuk, Artistic Producer
Carmen Aguirre, Core Artist
Kim Collier, Core Artist
Kevin Kerr, Core Artist
Jonathon Young, Core Artist
Jennifer Swan, Associate Producer
Mark Eugster, Technical Director
Sindy Angel, Producing Coordinator
Valeria Ascolese, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Innovation Lighting Staff

Steve Matthews, Producer
Bryan Kenney, Lighting Director
Jon Gyory, Project Manager

Presentation House Theatre Staff

Kim Selody, Artistic Director
Andrea Loewen, Managing Director
Abigail Bueno, Administrative and Box Office Manager
Giselle Clarke-Trenaman, Production Coordinator/Facilities Manager
Doris Pfister Murphy, Communications Lead
Manami Hara, Director, Applied Theatre Arts
Brad Trenaman, Technical Director
Kaeden Atkinson, House Technician

BOOK YOUR TIME SLOT

$27/Solo*  |  $44/Tandem*

*Important Booking and Ticket Information

Experience Hours:

Tuesday to Friday – 3:30pm to 8:30pm (last entry)
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00pm to 9:30pm (last entry)

Ticket Pricing: – $27 Solo / $44 Tandem*

*Tandem tickets are for two individuals in one household bubble only. The Magic Hour is designed as a solo experience, and some aspects of this experience may be diminished or not possible during a Tandem walk-through.

  • Admission to The Magic Hour is by timed-entry, and must be booked in advance online or by phone at (604) 990-3474 during regular box office hours – Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Walk-up tickets on site may not be available, booking online or by phone in advance is strongly recommended.
  • The Magic Hour starts on time and latecomers may need to wait until another available time slot to enter the experience.
  • Photography and capturing of video during the experience is discouraged.
  • Please choose your date and time carefully.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Change of date or time requests are subject to availability and may incur an additional change fee.
  • For any ticket related enquiries contact PHT Box Office at 604-990-3474 or boxoffice@phtheatre.org

Tickets for this walk-through experience are booked in 30 minute increments.

Tuesday to Friday – 3:30pm to 8:30pm (last entry)
Saturday and Sunday – 12:00pm to 9:30pm (last entry)

In-person at Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver

More about The Magic Hour Experience

Created in early 2021, and originally intended to premiere in late April, The Magic Hour was developed with the global pandemic in mind, both creatively and practically. After a year of cultural sacrifices, return to the theatre safely, and be enveloped by this electrical storm of a show. Timed individual entry slots and isolated rooms support public health measures, while also creating a personalized experience, unique for each person that walks-through. The Magic Hour is a show for you and made with you – just you, and only you.

While the show is specifically designed for an individual audience member, a tandem experience can be booked within your household bubble but may impact certain elements of the installation experience.

Questions? Check out The Magic Hour FAQs

Accessibility Note

The Magic Hour is a walk-through event that includes three short flights of stairs. As such, it may not be accessible to individuals who use mobility devices. Audio and recorded spoken word feature heavily in the show and are not captioned within the experience. Visual elements are often not described. To discuss opportunities for access to the content, please contact info@electriccompanytheatre.com

The Magic Hour would not have been possible without the generous production support of:

Arts Club Theatre Company  |  Great Northern Way Scene Shop  |  Studio 58, Langara College