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Rebecca Talbot (Sally), Kevin Takahide Lee (Schroeder), Emilie Leclerc (Lucy) and Cecilly Day (Snoopy) in the Carousel Theatre for Young People production of A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: A Charlie Brown Holiday Double-Bill is family-friendly seasonal fun

Expanding on the Charlie Brown universe it originally created back in 2016, Carousel Theatre for Young People has paired a remount of A Charlie...
Tallulah Winkelman as Sister Aloysius in the Seven Tyrants Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable. Photo by David Thomas Newham.

Theatre review: Doubt: A Parable is masterful

Seven Tyrants Theatre has produced a masterful production of Doubt: A Parable with a tight design that packs a punch. Written in 2004 by John...
Soul Samurai is a queer love story filled with vampires, martial arts, and film. Photo: Affair of Honor / Facebook.

Theatre review: Soul Samurai is a knock-out

Despite its unnecessary length and too much exposition, Soul Samurai packs a punch. It is exciting theatre: gritty, alive, and dangerous; a queer love...
Deb Williams (Paige), Victor Dolhai (Isaac), and Andrew Wheeler (Arnold) in the Pi Theatre production of Hir. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: Hir finds a perfect balance

The family dramas playing out across the United States this weekend must be off the charts.  As millions of American families gather south of...
The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is simple and sugary sweet

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, this “sequel” to Jane Auten’s classic Pride and Prejudice follows the Bennet children (minus sister Kitty) during...
Affair of Honor's Soul Samurai.

Vampires, lesbians, and swordplay

Last seen at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2017, Vancouver's Affair of Honor remounts its production of Qui Nguyen's Soul Samurai. Defying easy description, Soul Samurai is the story...
Jordan Fowlie, Andrew Wheeler, Victor Dolhai, and Deb Williams in the Pi Theatre production of Hir. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Hir turns the dysfunctional family drama on its head

The dysfunctional family drama is no stranger to the stage. From Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, and even more recently Stephen Karam, the genre has...
Lindsey Angell as Woman, Emily Jane King as Girl, and Ian Butcher as Ty in Mortified. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Mortified is magnificently multi-layered

Amy Rutherford’s Mortified is a magnificent exploration of a teenage girl’s shame around sexuality, after she experiences sexual assault at an early age. Packed...
Kate Dion-Richard, Matthew Macdonald-Bain, and Carmela Sison in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Photo by David Cooper.

Creating a soundtrack for the Bennets

According to American Theatre, Lauren Gunderson’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley was one of the top ten most-produced plays in 2017. No doubt its...
Members of the cast of The Enemy. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: The Enemy misses its mark

The Enemy, a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, asks us to consider what it means to speak the truth in...

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