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Seth Ranaweera, Aaron McCallum, Sara Bynoe, Natalie Moon, and Kalvin Olafson in the PCM Productions presentation of What We’re Up Against. Photo by Nicole Jorgensen.

Theatre review: What We’re up Against shows there’s no expiry date on sexism

While set in the 90s, the brutality of Theresa Rebeck's What We’re Up Against feels as fresh as word of another Weinstein allegation. The performances...
Tom McBeath, Christopher Allen, and Susinn McFarlen in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Birds & the Bees. Photo by Moonrider Productions.

Theatre review: The Birds & The Bees (and that messy thing called love)

Following the success of its production of Mark Crawfords' Bed & Breakfast last year, the Arts Club Theatre Company presents another of the Canadian...
Jonathan Winsby as Robert in the Raincity Theatre production of Company.

“Company” is moving into the neighbourhood

Following the success of their production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in a storefront in Gastown, Vancouver’s Raincity Theatre is...
Théâtre la Seizième presents Jean-Philippe Daguerre's Adieu Monsieur Haffmann.

Theatre review: Adieu Monsieur Haffmann reminds us of our inherent humanity and gives us...

Théâtre la Seizième has an inspiring habit of presenting great theatre. Their first offering of the new season, Adieu Monsieur Haffmann, is no exception....
Cameron Peal, Nicholas Elia, Isaac Li, Jimmy Jinpyo Hong, Liam Stewart-Kanigan, and Ivy Charles in the Studio 58 production of Antony & Cleopatra. Photo by Ross Den Otter, Pink Monkey Studios.

Theatre review: Antony and Cleopatra does drag

Part tragedy, part camp drag show, with a little 300 thrown in for good measure, the Studio 58 production of Antony and Cleopatra may...
The cast of The Shipment. Photo by Ryan McDonald / Chicknskratch Productions.

Theatre review: The Shipment is unflinching

The Shipment is a pyre masquerading as a theatre show. In it, the cast piles high the mass of assumptions, stereotypes, jokes, and lies...
Jay Hindle, Daniel Doheny and Josh Epstein in Love's Labour's Lost. Photo by David Blue.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V will headline Bard on the Beach’s 2020...

Having just wrapped its 30th anniversary season, Vancouver’s annual summer Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced a 2020 season which will be...
Anita Majumdar as Laila and Deena Aziz as Mariam in the Arts Club Theatre Company / Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presentation of A Thousand Splendid Suns. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: A Thousand Splendid Suns finds light in the darkness

There is a moment, deep into the second act of A Thousand Splendid Suns, that illustrates the power of theatre. An often elusive communal...
Cody Jenkins, Juan Luis Espinal, and Coleman Cummings in the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour. Photo by Amy Boyle.

Theatre review: Rent twenty years later

There is no denying the impact Jonathan Larsan’s Rent had when it first made its move to Broadway in 1996. Audiences couldn’t get enough...
Joshua Tavares as Angel in the 20th anniversary touring production of Rent. Photo by Amy Boyle.

Rent-heads unite as 20th anniversary tour of iconic musical offers $25 rush tickets

With the 20th anniversary production tour of the musical Rent set to open at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this week, Broadway Across Canada has...

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