1Children of God
The Cultch presents the world premiere of Children of God (May 17-Jun 3). Inspired by First Nations music and combined with echoes of Broadway, Oji-Cree theatre maker Corey Payette’s powerful new musical explores Canada’s residential schools.
2Expressions Theatre Festival
Arts Umbrella presents Expressions Theatre Festival (May 18-25). This annual celebration of burgeoning talent introduces Vancouver to the next generation of theatre artists as students aged 13 to 19 perform in a lineup of theatre favourites and new works.
Pacific Theatre closes out its season with playwright John Patrick Shanley’s latest work, Outside Mullingar (May 19-Jun 10). Set in rural Ireland, this quirky black comedy is a tenderhearted reminder it’s never too late to take a chance on love.