Where is some of the best theatre in Vancouver coming from?
Why, the Royal City, of course.
New Westminster's own Patrick Street Productions was a multiple winner at Monday night's Jessie Richardson Awards, honouring the best in Vancouver theatre.
The company, run by the husbandand-wife team of Peter Jorgensen and Katey Wright, captured four awards for its production of The Light in the Piazza.
The production, directed by Jorgensen and co-starring Wright, ran at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver in September and October 2011.
It snagged the Outstanding Production honours in the large theatre category - beating out Neworld Theatre's The Idiot, Rumble Productions' Snowman and the Arts Club Theatre's Next to Normal and The Penelopiad.
It also won two design awards: Outstanding Lighting Design, for Alan Brodie, and Outstanding Set Design, for New Westminster's own Lance Cardinal.
The production also earned a Jessie for Significant Artistic Achievement, for outstanding music and musical direction - with Evan Bates, Sean Bayntun, Albertina Chan, Kerry O'Donovan, Janna Sailor and Lyndon Surjik earning the honour.
For the full list of award winners, see www.jessies.ca.