The Odd Couple, High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever, & Billy Elliot
The Odd Couple, High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever, & Billy Elliot

This week our picks include a Neil Simon classic, a new video installation by Vancouver artist Elizabeth Milton, and Billy Elliot continues to inspire

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] With The Odd Couple making a comeback on network television this year, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise to see Neil Simon’s play appearing back on a Vancouver stage. What makes this one interesting though is the White Rock Players’ Club will present both Simon’s original 1965 version of The Odd Couple (Jun 7-Jul 2) and his 1985 revised version for an all-woman cast on alternating nights.

Meet Florence, Olive, Felix and Oscar as the White Rock Players' Club present both versions of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple
Meet Florence, Olive, Felix and Oscar as the White Rock Players’ Club present both the original and female version Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] We were as intrigued by the title of the video installation by Vancouver-based artist Elizabeth Milton as much as the press photo. High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever (until Jun 25) investigates the relationship between glamour, affect, and the longing for transcendental experience.

High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever
High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever is on at the grunt gallery.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Over at the Arts Club’s Stanley Theatre, Billy Elliot (until Jul 10) continues to inspire audiences with a tale of courage and determination against a backdrop of conflict and turmoil of the coal miner’s strike during Margaret Thatcher’s reign.

Matthew Cluff and Nolan Fahey in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Billy Eliot. Photo by David Cooper.
Matthew Cluff and Nolan Fahey in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Billy Eliot. Photo by David Cooper.