Almost, Maine

Comprised of nine vignettes taking place over the course of a single night in the mythical town of Almost, Maine (until December 16), playwright John Cariani double-downs on his stories of love, where metaphors, idioms, and romantic clichés all come to life. Our reviewer Mark Robins says this quirky play with a terrific ensemble is definitely worth the trip to New England.

Kim Larson & Peter Carlone in the Pacific Theatre production of Almost, Maine. Photo by Ron Reed.
Almost, Maine. Photo by Ron Reed.

The Shipment

Our reviewer Katie Gartlan-Close is still putting on the final touches of her review of The Shipment (until December 2), but when we put out a call for the best on stage right now she didn’t hesitate. Young Jean Lee’s subversive modern minstrel show, it is as funny as it is a serious exploration at Black identity.

The Shipment
The Shipment


As part of its current tour, the hit homegrown musical Onegin (until December 31) returns to Vancouver. Our pick for the best theatre production in 2016, this beautiful, quirky and emotion-filled love story is not to be missed.

Lauren Jackson and Josh Epstein in Onegin. Photo by David Cooper
Onegin. Photo by David Cooper

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