Our picks this week: a trio of plays

Nine Dragons

One of three best bets on stage right now is Jovanni Sy’s, Nine Dragons (until 21). What our reviewer calls “a thoughtful and nuanced approach to a dangerous and complex topic”, this thriller follows Detective Tommy Lam as he attempts to solve a series of sadistic murders in a place riddled with corruption, crime, and vice of every possible variety.

Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons. Photo by Tim Nguyen.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

There is still time to see the Little Mountain Lion Productions presentation of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (until Apr 21). What our reviewer calls a “searingly smart dark comedy”, survivors gather following a global catastrophe and attempt to recount the Cape Feare episode from the television show The Simpsons.

The cast of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Photo by Duy Nguyen.
The cast of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Photo by Duy Nguyen.

Misery

The final show on our list this week is the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Misery (until May 5). A mix of thrills and humour, this stage adaptation of the Stephen King Novel is a show our reviewer says, “benefits from two outstanding performances, and one ingenious set design.”

Annie Wilkes (Lucia Frangione) is novelist Peter Sheldon's (Andrew McNee) "number one fan" in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Misery. Photo by David Cooper.
Annie Wilkes (Lucia Frangione) is novelist Peter Sheldon’s (Andrew McNee) “number one fan” in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Misery. Photo by David Cooper.

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