Our picks this week: Kill Me Now, So, How Should I Be? & Sweat

Kill Me Now (until Oct 27)

Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre presents Kill Me Now, the latest work from playwright Brad Fraser, who is often referred to as the “bad boy of Canadian theatre”. In this darkly funny family drama, a single father is forced to grapple with his own issues while caring for his severely disabled son. Visit touchstonetheatre.com for more information.

Adam Grant Warren, Luisa Jojic, Bob Frazer, Corina Akeson, and Braiden Houle in the Touchstone Theatre production of Kill Me Now. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Adam Grant Warren, Luisa Jojic, Bob Frazer, Corina Akeson, and Braiden Houle in the Touchstone Theatre production of Kill Me Now. Photo by Emily Cooper.

So, How Should I Be? (Oct 18-28)

Playwright Linda A. Carson takes on the pervasive and growing trend of body dissatisfaction in the world premiere of So, How Should I Be? A follow-up to her Dying to be Thin, Carson examines how negative thoughts can get stuck in one’s head and lead to an eating disorder. More information at phtheatre.org.

So, How Should I Be? uses integrated technology, illusion, and storytelling to address the underlying triggers that could lead to an eating disorder for audiences as young as 10 years old.
So, How Should I Be? uses integrated technology, illusion, and storytelling to address the underlying triggers that could lead to an eating disorder for audiences as young as 10 years old.

Sweat (Oct 28-Nov 18)

The Arts Club Theatre Company continues its season in a co-production with Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre with the Canadian premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat. Set in the working-class town of Reading, Pennsylvania, Nottage examines community amidst the changing landscape of America. More information at artsclub.com.

Members of the cast of Sweat. Photo by David Cooper.
Members of the cast of Sweat. Photo by David Cooper.