This week we meet The Unfortunate Ruth, witness the birth of four new plays at Studio 58, and take in Sondheim’s breakthrough modern musical, Company.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The Vancouver Fringe Festival continues its year-round series of theatre offerings with The Unfortunate Ruth (Feb 5-7). Winner of the Playwrights Theatre Centre and Fringe New Play Prize in 2014, The Unfortunate Ruth is the story of identical twins Ruth and Ruthie who share an undeniable psychic connection …but only one of them was actually born.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers (Feb 3-12) returns to Langara’s Studio 58 with the 11th mounting of this popular festival of one-act plays, featuring original work by Studio 58 students and recent graduates, under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Aaron Bushkowsky and directed by four of BC’s best directors. From a story of Emily Carr to a musical based on working in retail, FourPlay delves into contemporary themes with from the next generation of playwrights and theatre professionals.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] United Players continues its run of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, Company (until Feb 14). Winner of seven Tony awards, Company is a mature, intelligent, and funny look at relationships, and life.