Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries’ hits the Canadian stage at the Vancouver Fringe Festival


Production dates: Sept. 8-17, 2017

Opening Night: Sept. 9, 2017 at 4:45 p.m.


A comic tale about love, pain and friendship


VANCOUVER, BC — What price would we pay in order to be loved? Island Productions presents a fresh new spin on Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by Mel Tuck and starring Gina Leon and Michael Germant. Playwright Rajiv Joseph’s poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens September 9th at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab Theatre in East Vancouver. 


Past Shows

September 2016

Tennessee Williams

became famous with The Glass Menagerie, his classic play about about family and home 


“How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken." 


— Tennessee Williams

September 2015

Vanessa arrives with her lesbian lover Sammy for a weekend visit with her college friends David, his wife Doe, and his younger brother Jim - her ex-lover. As Vanessa asks Jim to father her child, the play charts the funny journey of [...]

September 2014

A striking, surreal study of the often bizarre byways that love between men and women can follow. Told in 3 related scenes, the play uses indirection and richly evocative language to make its unsettling but ultimately illuminating points.

        April         2014

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken [...]

November 2013

Academy Award Winner Alan Ball's

Short Comedy – A mouse, caught in a glue trap, causes three roommates to discuss the meaning of life, death, yuppiedom, karma and the harsh reality of their place on the food chain.

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