Our picks this week: Mr Burns, Take 6, and Hardly Ever

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

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.

What happens when the power goes out and we are forced to find new ways to entertain ourselves? In Anne Washburn’s dark comedy, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Apr 3-21), survivors gather shortly after a global catastrophe and attempt to recount the Cape Feare episode from the television show The Simpsons.

Take 6

Take 6 photo by John Shyloski.
Take 6 photo by John Shyloski.

The most-awarded a cappella group in history makes their Vancouver debut to kick-off the fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. Once called “the baddest vocal cats on the planet” by Quincy Jones, Take 6 (Apr 6), takes the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage with renditions of iconic works from Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, to Pharrell’s Happy.

Hardly Ever

Hardly Ever
Hardly Ever

Norwegian dance company WEE and its Italian choreographer Francesco Scavetta take an original and entertaining look at truth and falsehood as four performers use dance, text and music in Hardly Ever (Apr 5-7).