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January 2020

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

January 25, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2020

Various Locations Vancouver, BC Canada
Free – $79.50
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.

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh) presents its 16th annual edition with a vibrant line-up characterized by creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. Featuring 27 works from 24 companies — including six world premieres by local Vancouver artists — PuSh 2020 is a poignant reminder of art’s power to bring communities together and effect change. The socially charged program includes an immersive sound installation in remembrance of Syrian lives lost to war, talking rice cookers, a concert-drama fused true tale…

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The Shoplifters

January 25, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2020

Various Locations Vancouver, BC Canada
$29 – $54
The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Shoplifters. Photo by David Cooper.

The Shoplifters, a Canadian comedy by Morris Panych, is touring throughout the Lower Mainland this winter. The play follows Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft with her anxious sidekick goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. With sharp-witted comic observations, Panych has expertly drawn a cast of misfit characters that will leave you rooting for all sides…

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Smash Comedy Festival

January 25, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 25, 2020

Various Locations Vancouver, BC Canada
$13.18 – $46.17
Smash Comedy Festival

Produced by Nasty Women Comedy, the second annual Smash Comedy Festival is a three-day comedy festival spotlighting Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers. Smash Comedy Festival is guaranteed to be a hilarious time, combining wildly funny, feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians, plus writing and improv workshops, dance parties and killer drag performances. It’s going to be a very special weekend featuring some of the city’s funniest and hardest working individuals, all in support…

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Unikkaaqtuat

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until January 25, 2020

One event on January 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Vancouver Playhouse, 630 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$20 – $69
Unikkaaqtuat continues at the Vancouver Playhouse until January 25.

Inspired by Inuit founding myths, with video illustrations by the world-renowned artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, Unikkaaqtuat is an unprecedented multidisciplinary production—with circus, storytelling, music, and video—highlighting the Inuit people, their traditions, and vision for the future. Unikkaaqtuat brings a cast of three Inuit musicians, four Inuit circus artists, and four Montreal-based circus artists to the stage, in a unique new cross-cultural collaboration inspired and influenced by throat-singing, Inuit drumming, traditional Inuit hunting techniques, and competitive games. In an atmosphere shaped by…

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Gramma

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1M8 Canada
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$15.75 – $38.35
Gramma

Korean-born Maki is excited to begin her new life in a Regina basement suite, but her elderly landlady seems determined to treat her as nothing more than a servant. Playwright and actor of Suitcase Stories Maki Yi returns to Pacific Theatre with a poetic new tale of human connection in the loneliest of circumstances. Note: This information was supplied to Vancouver Presents and does not necessarily represent the views of our publication. We are not affiliated in any way with…

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Noises Off

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3 Canada
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Noises Off

In 1970, when playwright Michael Frayn was watching a performance of the farce The Two of Us from the wings, he realized that the antics happening backstage were even funnier than the play itself. This observation served as the inspiration for his Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning comedy, Noises Off. Hailed as the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage—and…

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