Are We Cool Now? The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The IT Girl
Are We Cool Now? The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and The IT Girl

This week we go on a road trip with Dan Mangan, visit with Helen Graham at Wildfell Hall and watch the star rise for Clara Bow.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Are We Cool Now? (Sep 29-Oct 4) is an indie rock road trip inspired by and featuring the songs of Vancouver’s own Dan Mangan. A rock music/theatre hybrid from Amiel Gladstone, the play with music is an exploration of contemporary relationships as a couple sets out on a road trip together and end up reflecting on both their place in the world and with each other. 

Are We Cool Now?
Penelope Corrin and Benjamin Elliott in Are We Cool Now? Photo by Murray Mitchell.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The University of British Columbia Department of Theatre & Film kicks off its season with a stage adaptation from UBC Professor Jacqueline Firkins of one of the world’s first feminist novels by Anne Bronte. While written in 1848, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Oct 1-17) still finds relevance today as it tells the story of Helen Graham who, in an attempt to escape her mysterious past, finds herself caught up in a storm of gossip in her new town.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Photo by Tim Matheson.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall gets a stage adaptation as the opener for the UBC Theatre & Film Department season. Photo by Tim Matheson.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Set in 1920’s New York City, The IT Girl (Oct 1-17) is a family-friendly musical that pays tribute to silent movies. Based on the Paramount picture IT. Here is a lighthearted tribute to silent movies and Clara Bow that reinvents her 1927 film about a sassy department store sales clerk who wins a department store contest held to find the girl with the elusive, thrilling quality known as “it”.

DramaNatrix Productions presents the Canadian premiere of The IT Girl.
DramaNatrix Productions presents the Canadian premiere of The IT Girl.