A Heritage Woods Secondary grad takes on the role of Maggie in the play Bunny, which opens in Vancouver on Thursday (March 17).
Ghazal Azarbad plays the best friend to the protagonist Sorrel, a “square” girl who hits puberty at 17 and blossoms with raving sexual desires.
The pair meet in college and Maggie encourages her new friend to shed her inhibitions.
Presented by The Search Party, a newly formed theatrical company in Vancouver that produced The Father, a six-time Jessie Award winner, Bunny is a drama by the playwright Hannah Moscovitch.
Directed by Mindy Parfitt, it runs from March 17 to 27 at the Vancity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St., Vancouver); opening night is March 18.
In 2019, Azarbad made her Bard on the Beach debut portraying Viola in Shakespeare in Love; she was also cast in the ensemble for Taming of the Shrew.
Later that year, she played Salena in It’s A Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle, an Arts Club Theatre show.
Appearing in Bunny with her are Emma Slipp, Kayvon Khoshkam, Jay Hindle, Nathan Kay, Pamela Carolina Martinez and Liam Stewart-Kanigan.