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May 2019

The Sea

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5 Canada
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$18 – $27
The Sea finds it natural home by the ocean at Jericho Beach.

The Slamming Door Artist Collective presents Edward Bond’s The Sea. Set in the aftermath of a tempest on the salt-sprayed shores of a quiet village, two young lovers try to make sense of chaos in an irrational society peopled by eccentric characters. A wild storm shakes a small East Anglian seaside village, and Willy is unable to save his friend from drowning. The raving coastguard is too drunk to do anything; Hatch the draper is passing by but he believes…

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Communicating Doors

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9 Canada
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Poopay, a dominatrix living twenty years in the future, is summoned not for her usual services but instead to witness an important document: a man’s confession to murder. Spooked by what she learns, she flees to the communicating door that adjoins two rooms of the hotel and finds herself swooshed through time to the same hotel room, twenty years earlier. There she encounters the businessman’s soon-to-die second wife, Ruella. The two women race forward and backward through time, trying desperately…

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The Dixie Swim Club

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th Street
North Vanvouver, BC V7L 2J2 Canada
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Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. Part Steel Magnolias, part Designing Women with just a hint of Golden Girls, Southern fried humour abounds in this rollicking comedy. Note: This information was supplied to…

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Davida Monk: Ashes for Beauty

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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$33
The Dance Centre presents three pieces from Davida Monk as part of its Global Dance Connections series.

Calgary-based Davida Monk has been an influential figure on the Canadian dance scene for over three decades: this program celebrates her achievements with three pieces. Her evocative Ashes for Beauty, specially remounted for seven Vancouver dancers, explores ideas of metamorphosis and transformation. Monk dances The Return, a solo created for her by Alberta choreographer Helen Husak; and Paras Terezakis of Kinesis Dance somatheatro premieres a duet performed by Monk and Arash Khakpour, based on the classical Greek tragedy Antigone. Presented…

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The Cake

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

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Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1M8 Canada
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Cecilly Day, Stephanie Elgersma, Erla Faye Forsyth, and Tim Dixon in the Pacific Theatre production of The Cake. Photo by Jalen Saip.

Della believes that the secret to a good cake and a good life is simple: just follow the rules. When her best friend’s daughter asks her to make her wedding cake, she is overjoyed… until she learns that there will be not one bride, but two. Suddenly, Della is working without a recipe as her previously-unquestioned beliefs and emotions come into sharp conflict. Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake closes Pacific Theatre’s 2018-19 season with a sweet and thoughtful story of love,…

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Ce qu’on attend de moi

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performance Works, Vancouver
BC, BC V6H 3R8 Canada
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In Ce qu’on attend de moi an audience member becomes the star of the show. Photo by Jérémie Battaglia.

Théâtre la Seizième ends its 2018–2019 season with Ce qu’on attend de moi, a daring and poetic play created by Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis. Who hasn’t ever dreamed of leaving their life behind, hitting the reset button, and starting over? In Ce qu’on attend de moi, this is the journey you are invited to take part in. Drawing freely from the subject matter of neurobiologist Henri Laborit’s book Éloge de la fuite, Philippe Cyr and Gilles Poulin-Denis have written…

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