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.
[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.
[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”.