Our picks this week: Cipher & Feb Fest
Our picks this week: Cipher & Feb Fest

Cipher

Who: Arts Club Theatre Company
What: Cipher
Where: Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St, Vancouver)
When: February 6-March 7
Why: New Canadian plays are always cause for celebration in our little world. That it is a stage thriller, told unconventionally with both text and movement are icing on the cake. The winner of the 2018 Alberta Playwriting Competition, this stage thriller, gets its world premiere in a co-production with Calgary’s Vertigo Theatre. More information at artsclub.com.

Ellen Close and Praneet Akilla in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Cipher. Photo by David Cooper.
Ellen Close and Praneet Akilla in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Cipher. Photo by David Cooper.

Feb Fest

Who:┬áStone’s Throw Productions
What: Feb Fest
Where: Pacific Theatre (1440 West 12th Ave, Vancouver)
When: February 1
Why: The next generation of theatre artists show their stuff as Pacific Theatre’s apprentices Jade Munsie, Chantal Gallant and Nicola Shannon present three one-act plays in a light-hearted exploration of the nuances of human connection. More information at pacifictheatre.org.

Stone's Throw Productions presents Third and Oak: The Laundromat as part of Feb Fest. Photo by Sarah Prigge.
Stone’s Throw Productions presents Third and Oak: The Laundromat as part of Feb Fest. Photo by Sarah Prigge.