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Members of the cast of The Amish Project. Photo by Morris Ertman.

Theatre review: The Amish Project comes up short on emotional resonance

Playwright Jessica Dickey originally wrote The Amish Project, her fictional exploration of the 2006 Pennsylvania Amish schoolhouse shooting, for a single female actor. A...
Marisa Emma Smith as Maranatha in the Firehall Arts Centre production of The Good Bride. Photo by Wendy D.

The Good Bride puts the Quiverfull movement in the spotlight

Rosemary Rowe’s contemporary comedy The Good Bride, set to play the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver later this month, is based on true events. To...
In Le Soulier, 8-year old Benoit's trip to the dentist turns out to be much more than a simple toothache.

Théâtre la Seizième presents the world premiere of David Paquet’s bipolar comedy Le Soulier

For its latest production, Théâtre la Seizième commissioned Governor General's Literary Award-winning playwright David Paquet to create a work specifically for Vancouver’s French-language theatre...
Kazz Leskard, Ella Simon, Jay Hindle, and David Marr in The 39 Steps. Photo by David Cooper.video

Circle Bright Productions hopes to find a broader audience with Mandarin surtitles for Hitchcock...

Vancouver's Circle Bright Productions is making Canadian theatre history of sorts by offering its upcoming production of The 39 Steps with Mandarin surtitles. Not that the use...
Erin Palm as Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat Klub Boys in the Studio 58 production of Cabaret. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Cabaret remains raw

Given the political climate in the world right now, it isn’t surprising Cabaret gets its third treatment in as many years on a Vancouver...
The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Shoplifters. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: The Shoplifters spends a lot of time in the grey

After watching Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters, you may want to reach for the show’s program for some help in figuring out what it all...
Torquil Campbell in True Crime. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Theatre review: True Crime … or is it?

Torquil Campbell, who wrote and performs the Arts Club’s presentation of True Crime, admits that he became an entertainer because he wants to be loved....
Members of the cast of The Amish Project. Photo by Morris Ertman.

The Amish Project explores the path to forgiveness

On the morning of October 2, 2006 a man entered a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and shot eight of ten young girls...
Kayla Deorksen, Barbara Pollard, Adele Noronha in the Classic Chic Productions presentation of Much Ado About Nothing.

Theatre review: Much Ado About Nothing sparkles with an inner life

As director Rebecca Patterson points out in the program notes, when a company says they're going to do Shakespeare the most common question is...
James Yi as Mr Kim in the Pacific Theatre production of Kim's Convenience. Photo by Jalen Laine.

Arts Club Theatre Company announces its 2019-2020 season

In her second year as the Arts Club Theatre Company’s artistic director, Ashlie Corcoran has announced a 2019-2020 season she calls “a carefully curated...

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