Our picks this week: Hysteria, Buddy Cole, and Pride

Hysteria

Who: Direct Theatre Collective
What: Hysteria
Where: Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver)
When: Until September 28
Why: Returning after its successful run at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2018, Direct Theatre Collective presents a reworked version of Hysteria. Featuring original live music, dance, and film elements Hysteria examines modern outrage culture in an increasingly technology-obsessed world. Tickets are available at showpass.com.

Hysteria. Photo by Rae MacEachern-Eastwood/Catchfall Photography.
Hysteria. Photo by Rae MacEachern-Eastwood/Catchfall Photography.

Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

Who: Pi Theatre
What: Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues
Where: The Cultch (1675 Discovery St, Vancouver)
When: September 19-21
Why: Kids in the Hall alumnus Scott Thompson returns to the stage with stories from one of his most unforgettable characters, the incomparable lounge lizard Buddy Cole. More information at pitheatre.org.

Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues
Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues.

Pride

Who: The Massey Theatre
What: Pride
Where: Massey Theatre (735 8th Ave, New Westminster)
When: September 20-22
Why: Massey Theatre’s current artist-in-residence Allan Morgan performs his one-person show about his real-life journey to accept his sexuality and the connections and inner conflicts between his life and the gay pride movement. More information at masseytheatre.com.

Veteran Vancouver actor Allan Morgan writes and performs in his new one-act play Pride. Photo by Kathryn Mussallem.
Veteran Vancouver actor Allan Morgan writes and performs in his new one-act play Pride. Photo by Kathryn Mussallem.