The Invisible Hand, Gruesome Playground Injuries & Canadian Film Week
The Invisible Hand, Gruesome Playground Injuries & Canadian Film Week

This week Pi Theatre presents a powerful and memorable piece at The Cultch, Pacific Theatre is in the middle of a re-mount, and VIFF celebrates Canadian cinema in a lead-up to National Canadian Film Day.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Continuing at The Cultch, Pi Theatre presents a terrific cast in The Invisible Hand (until Apr 23).Ayad Akhtar’s compelling piece on the link between terrorism and money, and the nature of greed, it will definitely keep the conversations going long after the curtain.

The cast of The Invisible Hand. Photo by Tim Matheson.
The cast of The Invisible Hand. Photo by Tim Matheson.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Over at Pacific Theatre, there is a re-mount of Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries (until Apr 16) underway. What our reviewer called “a surprisingly tender story of love and friendship” during its original run in 2014, this non-linear story of two people who have an enigmatic link to each other brings reunites its original cast (Pippa Johnstone and Kenton Klassen) with director Chelsea Haberlin.

Kenton Klassen and Pippa Johnstone in the 2014 production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.
Kenton Klassen and Pippa Johnstone in the 2014 production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] It’s almost time for National Canadian Film Day (Apr 20) and over at the the Vancouver International Film Festival Vancity Theatre, they are hosting a week of screenings to celebrate. Canadian Film Week (Apr 15-21) features a dozen new and old films from Hollywood North.

Canadian Film Week
National Canadian Film Day is April 2016