Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph

  • Pacific Theatre, Vancouver Coast Salish Territories

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
A Stone's Throw Production and Apprentice Showcase 
Vancouver Premiere

July 3-12 (Wed - Sat) (Pay-What-You-Can Preview July 2) 
$15 Tickets: 604.731.5518 or

You’ve never seen a love story quite like this. Gruesome Playground Injuries follows the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist who navigate friendship, love, and the wounds created in between. Doug and Kayleen first meet in the nurse’s office at the age of eight: Doug rode his bike off the roof and Kayleen can’t stop throwing up. Over the course of the next 30 years, their lives continue to intersect at the most bizarre intervals and places, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. 

This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as horror in the plays bizarre events. – Variety. 

Director: Chelsea Haberlin
Featuring: Kenton Klassen and Pippa Johnstone
Set Design: Carolyn Rapanos
Sound Design: Chris Adams 
Costume Design: Christopher David Gauthier 
Lighting Design: Phil Miguel 
Stage Management: Shelby Bushell 
Assistant Stage Management: Charlie Mitchell