ONE NIGHT ONLY
Friday April 20th 7:00pm – 1:00am
Murphy’s on the Water – The Cable Wharf
Featuring the return of POP-UP LOVE PARTY
Pop-Up Love Party
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Z20 After-Party Dance
9:30pm – 1:00am
Audience members must be 19 years or older…just like Zuppa!
Zuppa Theatre Celebrates 20 Years!
Halifax-based Zuppa Theatre was born in the spring of 1998 when an ad-hoc group of artists premiered their production of Endgame in the Turret Room of the Khyber Arts Centre on Barrington Street.
A lot has changed since then, but we’ve consistently tried to push ourselves in new directions and capture the sense of wonder and raw excitement at the heart of theatre. This passion has shaped 22 major company performances in 20 years, for venues as diverse as public parks, living rooms, historic sites, pubs, and libraries.
Zuppa has delighted audiences across Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., spawning early shows for family audiences on the Halifax Waterfront, and groundbreaking, critically acclaimed works performed at international festivals alongside leaders in contemporary theatre and performance. It’s been a fun journey so far and we invite fans, friends and curious newbies to join us as we celebrate 20 years the way we know best — with a show and a party.
Zuppa’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash: Featuring Pop-Up Love Party
In the early years we were known as a street theatre company passing the hat on the Halifax Waterfront. With Zuppa’s 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash: Featuring Pop-Up Love Party we are coming full circle, bringing our hit, internationally-touring sell-out show for ONE NIGHT ONLY to the Halifax Waterfront at Murphy’s the Cable Wharf. The show will seamlessly transition into the Z20 After-Party: DJs, drinks, and dancing into the wee hours of the next Zuppa decade.
About Pop-Up Love Party
What is the true nature of erotic love? Pop-Up Love Party re-imagines Plato’s Symposium in its quest to define eros with all its plagues and pleasures. The performers must outdo each other in a battle of ideas. They do this with the aid of nostalgia, aerobics, a kangaroo court, conspiracy theories, an infectious pop ballad, and quiet philosophical contemplation… while reclaiming the meaning of the word symposium: drinking party.
Amplifying the experience is a 7-course snack menu created specifically for Pop-Up Love Party with flavours and textures to render the show’s central ideas as viscerally as possible. The snacks are prepared during the show by Chef Dennis Johnston. Formerly of Fid Resto, Chef Johnston is one of Halifax’s top chefs and on most Saturdays he can be found serving up Dragon Pad Thai at the Halifax Brewery Farmers Market.
Pop-Up Love Party is a philosophical feast, a sensory slip n’ slide, and a unique theatrical experience from deep in the pulsing Zuppa heart. A theatrical tour de force, it has been presented across Canada and the U.K.
Z20 After-Party Dance
Zuppa team members and friends will take turns spinning records. Raise a glass and shake your booty in celebration of Zuppa’s 20th!