A soccer legend on stage, the ultimate throwback with Viper Central and the Rio Theatre goes all meta in our picks for this week on Vancouver stages.
[pullquote]The Life Game is a show that reminds us all, however ordinary, that we all have an extraordinary life story to tell.[/pullquote]Soccer and theatre, those are two words you would probably never expect to see in the same sentence. The Life Game (Apr 10) is back at Presentation House in North Vancouver with their special guest, soccer legend Bob Lenarduzzi. Lenarduzzi, who is now President of the Whitecaps FC, will be interviewed by a host and improv actors who will act out his early memories, formative influences and important and not-so-important moments in his life.
Pacific Theatre presents the ultimate #ThrowBackThursday with Old Time Gospel Radio Hour (Apr 9-12), a throwback to the radio days of yore, where musicians and actors gathered around a microphone to share music and stories, all mixed in with a kicky message or two from their sponsors. Featuring local bluegrass favourites Viper Central (performing “Thump & Howl” in the video above) and folk songstress Sheree Plett it is an evening designed to “lift your heart and revive your soul”. Not sure what a radio is? Ask your parents.
The Rio Theatre gets all meta with Portlandiapalooza (Apr 13) in a marathon screening of the IFC sketch comedy television series Portlandia written and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. While we’ve already seen every episode on Netflix, the fact Armisen himself will make an appearance will make it worth the price of admission, even if that appearance is only by Skype.