Annapurna
Annapurna

We’ve always said that Vancouver is filled with talent, and two plays currently on stage help prove it. From a devastating look at relationships, to a smart and relevant look at religion & politics, here are two shows that you should not miss.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]On stage at the PAL Studio Theatre, Annapurna (until Oct 10) is a devastating exploration of the lighter and darker side of relationships. Described by our reviewer as having “two of the best performances you’re going to see on stage all year“, it may very well have you sobbing in the end.

Lucia Frangione and Darryl Shuttleworth give electric performances in Annapurna. Photo by Anne Marie Slater.
Lucia Frangione and Darryl Shuttleworth give electric performances in Annapurna. Photo by Anne Marie Slater.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Currently playing the Arts Club’s Stanley Theatre, Disgraced (until Oct 18) is not only relevant it is also damn good. With its terrific cast, this is one of those shows that will have you talking (and debating) long after the curtain falls. What our reviewer called “refreshingly accessible with a tension-filled slow burn“, this is a great start to the new season for our city’s largest theatre company.

Kyra Zagorsky as Emily and Patrick Sagongui as Amir in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Disgraced. Photo by David Cooper.
Kyra Zagorsky as Emily and Patrick Sabongui as Amir in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Disgraced. Photo by David Cooper.