Alumni Alert! Preview: VIVA by Aenigma Theatre

Hello, Players!

In the midst of the hectic midterm season, I have here yet another distraction for everyone, but it’s theatre, so who can really complain?

Players Club Alumni Tanya Mathivanan and her cast and crew of UBC Theatre Alumni (except Patrick Dodd) at Aenigma Theatre are presenting a production of a New Original Work by Vancouver Playwright (and UBC Theatre BFA Alumus) Scott Button called VIVA. The Show runs from October 14th to the 22nd at the Havana.

Here’s what she has to say:

“Aenigma Theatre is partnering with Bright Young Theatre to present the premiere of this unique new work from local playwright Scott Button. It is a first production of an experimental format of script. Presented as akin to a duologue, the text alternates between dialogue in verse form and prose, with the two stories eventually blending into each other.

We are particularly excited to be presenting a new work from a local talent. As mentioned in the press release, this play deals with very relatable universal issues by setting the stories in a hyper-realistic world and placing the characters in extreme situations. The heightened nature of these circumstances allows the audience to engage both cerebrally and viscerally, in order to examine the questions regarding the human condition as posed by the play.”

Students tickets at a discounted price of $18.

Tickets can be purchased at

**Content Warning: Strong Language and Mature Subject Matter.**

Show Times:

October 14th at 8pm

October 15th at  2pm

October 17th-20th at 8pm

October 21st at 2pm and 8pm

October 22nd at 2pm

Pay-What-You-Can Previews on October 12th and 13th at 8pm