Our picks this week: The Lonesome West, The Last Five Years & The Ridiculous Darkness

The Lonesome West

Your best bet on stage right now continues to be the fecking grand production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West (until Nov 11). As funny as it is dark, this trip to Leenane is worth it, and marks an auspicious start for one of our city’s newest indie theatre groups.

The Lonesome West. Photo by Matt Reznek.

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years (until Nov 11) is a love story with an unconventional structure. Inspired by Brown’s own failed marriage, his story is told chronologically (starting just after the couple have first met), while her story is told in reverse (beginning at the end of the marriage).

The Last Five Years
The Last Five Years

The Ridiculous Darkness

A multi-award-winning German radio play by Wolfram Lotz’s is adapted for the stage in The Ridiculous Darkness (Nov 11-19). A satirical, modern mash-up of the classic novel Heart of Darkness and the Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now, it features a large cast of Vancouver community groups in a love-hate letter to the city we all love to hate.

Members of the cast of The Ridiculous Darkness. Photo by Wendy D Photography.
The Ridiculous Darkness. Photo by Wendy D Photography.

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