The Last Five Years opens at the PAL Theatre in Vancouver. Photo by Rochelle Elise Photography.
The Last Five Years opens at the PAL Theatre in Vancouver. Photo by Rochelle Elise Photography.

An art exhibit opens in Chinatown, a dark comedy plays in North Vancouver and a love story unfolds on stage in Vancouver in our picks for the coming week.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Five current Vancouver artists – Amelia Garvin, Christina Song, Shahin Sharafaldin, Stephanie Doane and Melissa King – present their work as part of On Abstraction: A Painting Exhbition (Feb 2-8) on the walls of the recently opened @thisopenspace in Chinatown. From a blend of backgrounds, these five artists have come together in an exhibition that explores the connective thread between the various works and ourselves.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The Goodnight Bird (Feb 3-14), Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy’s dark comedy about old love and new courage, opens at the Kay Meek Studio Theatre in North Vancouver. Roy Surette returns to Vancouver to direct Nicola Cavendish, Christopher Hunt & Graham Cuthbertson in this story of a mysterious vagrant who literally lands on the balcony of a long-married couple.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Lionfish Entertainment presents Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winning musical The Last Five Years (Feb 4-14). This intimate musical tells the story of Cathy and Jamie, two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. As Cathy tells her story backwards, Jamie tells his chronologically, with the two coming together once as their timelines intersect.

Vancouver Presents!

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