Existential cowboys, a Moliere satire and Vancouver’s equivalent to the Tony Awards make for another exciting week on Vancouver stages.
[pullquote]Vancouver’s theatre community comes out to play this week at the 32nd Annual Jessie Awards.[/pullquote]Vancouver is hotbed of young, new playwrights; Wade Kinley is one such playwright. His new play Gods Plans (Jun 19-28) is an existentialist cowboy romp about two men who find themselves trapped in the desert overnight. Plagued by danger, the duo are forced to face a wicked truth they did not see coming. We couldn’t help but think: Godot meets John Wayne.
Moliere’s The Miser (Jun 20-22) gets a workout in a staged reading adapted by Freyda Thomas and directed by by Anna Hagan. Moliere’s satire and farce demonstrate that little has changed over the last three and a half centuries, except the names. Mistaken identities, convoluted plots and hilarious characters make this a true theatrical treat from Western Gold Theatre Society, a senior professional theatre company who aims to expand and enrich the lives of senior performers.
Vancouver’s theatre community comes out to play at the 32nd Annual Jessie Awards (Jun 23). The awards acknowledge excellence in large theatre, small theatre and theatre for young audiences categories and honours bodies of work that contribute to the vitality of Vancouver’s vibrant theatrical community. Check out the full list of nominees and watch for our recap of the winners on Monday evening.