Category Archives: Theatre

Firehall Arts Centre: Patricia Cornelius’ “Shit”

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As its title suggests SHIT is an uncompromising piece although, like much of Patricia’s work, unexpectedly funny as well. We meet three women with androgynous names (Bobby, Sam and Billy) and Cornelius’ intriguing ‘instructions’ to the actors are a clue as to … Continue reading

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The Cultch/PuSh Festival: Dublin Old School

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Emmet Kirwan’s smash-hit play updates old-fashioned Irish eloquence for the days of DJ sets and drug binges, track suits and trash-talk. It tells the story of two estranged brothers from Dublin: Jason is a would be DJ, Daniel a washed-up … Continue reading

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Pacific Theatre: Dark Glass Theatre Productions “Ruined”

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What is justified when survival is on the line? In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo there is a bar called Mama Nadi’s. As a vicious civil war drags on young women find their way to Mama’s, and … Continue reading

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Hot Brown Honey Buzzes with Life

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It’s raucous, it’s fun, it’s circus, dance and acrobatics — and definitely  political.  It’s courageous and it’s  loud!  It’s an Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award winner twice over, and it’s at the York Theatre until January 27. Hot Brown Honey is … Continue reading

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MidtwentiesTheatre Society: Above the Hospital

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Newly formed Vancouver theatre company Midtwenties Theatre Society, along with Red Gate Arts Society, is thrilled to present the world premiere of their first original theatre production, Above the Hospital.  In 2017 Trudeau-era, two lower-class Vancouver millennials – the rational … Continue reading

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Zee Zee theatre: My Funny Valentine

In honour of its 10th anniversary, Zee Zee Theatre proudly presents the remount of its heartrending masterwork My Funny Valentine. Hailed as “exceptionally beautiful” (Vancouver Courier), this three-time Jessie-nominated one-man show was created in response to the tragic 2008 murder of … Continue reading

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Monster Theatre: Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

Agatha Christie Returns From The Dead To Perform Puppet Show A one-woman haunted house murder mystery puppet show! Who Killed Gertrude Crump? is a plot-twist-a-minute puppet caper playing presented by the Vancouver International Puppet Festival’s HomeGrown Series. Another sure-fire winner … Continue reading

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United Players: Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along

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The traditional showbiz musical is turned on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded … Continue reading

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