Our picks this week: Fun Home, A Steady Rain & Forget About Tomorrow
Our picks this week: Fun Home, A Steady Rain & Forget About Tomorrow

A Steady Rain

One of two best-bets on stage right now continues upstairs in the VIP rooms of The Penthouse nightclub. Don’t let its unusual venue scare you away though, as Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Keith Huff’s gritty police story, A Steady Rain (until March 3). Huff’s tightly wound and intriguing script, coupled with two absolutely terrific performances, makes this another best bet this week.

Daniel Deorksen and David Newham give compelling performances in A Steady Rain.
Daniel Deorksen and David Newham give compelling performances in A Steady Rain.

Fun Home

Your second best bet is the show our theatre reviewer says they are going back to see a show a second time. The Tony Award–winning musical, and the first Broadway musical to feature a lesbian protagonist, Fun Home (until March 10) continues at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage.

Jaime MacLean, Glen Gordon, Nolen Dubuc, and Janet Gigliotti in the Arts Club Theatre Company Production of Fun Home. Photo by David Cooper.
Jaime MacLean, Glen Gordon, Nolen Dubuc, and Janet Gigliotti in the Arts Club Theatre Company Production of Fun Home. Photo by David Cooper.

Forget About Tomorrow

Opening at the BMO Stage in the Olympic Village, is Forget About Tomorrow (Mar 1-24), the story of a family grappling with a father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Written by Jill Daum, the wife Spirit of the West singer John Mann who himself was diagnosed in 2014, it features the last two songs he ever wrote.

Jennifer Lines and Craig Erickson in Forget About Tomorrow. Photo by David Cooper,
Jennifer Lines and Craig Erickson in Forget About Tomorrow. Photo by David Cooper,