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Ronnie Burkett presents Forget Me Not. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Theatre review: Forget Me Not pushes you down the rabbit hole

With black-marked gallows humour, Forget Me Not is an experiential theatre piece built on a shifting trust. Puppeteer and performer Ronnie Burkett shove you...
The cast (Erica Wilson, Akalu, Ashley Cook and Nick Benz) of the Castlereigh Theatre Project production of God's Lake. Photo by Photo by Astros Media.

God’s Lake focuses on truth and the need for reconciliation

On January 4, 2013, 15-year-old Leah Anderson headed to the community arena in Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba, to go skating. Two days later, her...
Members of the cast of the Gateway Theatre presentation of ITSAZOO Productions's Straight White Men. Photo by Tim Matheson.

In The Run: Straight White Men

Currently receiving its Canadian premiere at Richmond's Gateway Theatre, the ITSAZOO Productions presentation of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men is continuing to challenge...
Members of the cast of the Electric Company Theatre production of Anywhere But Here. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Anywhere But Here is a probing and bold exploration of the human...

It is timely that Anywhere But Here makes its world premiere in Vancouver when stories about borders, divisions, partisan and profit-driven acts dominate news...
High Water from multidisciplinary performance artist Robert Leveroos, under his moniker Macromatter, is one of six world premieres from local artists and companies at the 16th annual PuSh Festival.

Theatre review: High Water is a treat, not a meal

Light on narrative, heavy on wonder, High Water is a visual delight. Using dollar store tat, co-creator/performer Robert Leveroos (aka Macromatter) takes the rising...
Tom McBeath, Christopher Allen, and Susinn McFarlen in the 2019 Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Birds & the Bees. The Mark Crawford comedy is one of three touring productions as part of the Arts Club's 2020-2021 season. Photo by Moonrider Productions.

Arts Club Theatre Company announces its 2020-2021 season

In her third year as the Arts Club Theatre Company’s artistic director, Ashlie Corcoran has announced the company’s 2020-2021 season she calls “a vibrant...
Members of the cast of the Studio 58 production of Urinetown. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Urinetown cast raises the roof and dances up a storm

The cast and crew of Urinetown confirm that Studio 58 is a breeding ground for some of the finest contributors to Canada’s performing arts. Many...
Kate Besworth in the Backbone Theatre Collective production of Spine. Photo by Robin Toma.

Theatre review: Spine lacks authenticity

Clara Brennan’s Spine attempts to address the chasm and eventual friendship between a teenage spitfire, Amy, and an elderly widow, Glenda, who is hell-bent...
Members of the cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Noises Off. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Noises Off provides diminishing returns

For anyone unfamiliar with its premise, Noises Off is an outrageously rollicking play-within-a-play that reveals the chaos and pitfalls that beset a second-rate theatre...
Éanna O'Dowd and India Shaw-Smith in the Untold Wants Theatre production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.

Love, friendship and Gruesome Playground Injuries

It seems every couple of years Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries makes an appearance on a Vancouver stage. With local productions in 2014, 2016...

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