Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Who: The Dance Centre
What: Vancouver Pars National Ballet
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver)
When: Oct 10
Why: With its mission to preserve Iranian culture through folk and traditional dances, this is a great opportunity to see dances from some of the many regions, ethnic groups and cultures of Iran. More information at thedancecentre.ca.
Who: Presentation House / SpeakEasy Theatre
What: The Shipment
Where: Studio 16 (1555 West 7th Ave, Vancouver)
When: October 8-12
Why: Following its recent run at the Firehall Arts Centre, SpeakEasy Theatre’s award-winning production is on the move to the North Shore. What our reviewer called “theatre at its very best”, this may be your last opportunity to see this subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity. More information at phtheatre.org.
Who: Mitch & Murray Productions
What: Body Awareness
Where: Studio 16 (1555 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC)
When: October 11-20
Why: This is the play that started Annie Baker’s trajectory as a playwright and to a 2014 Pulitzer for The Flick. In her Off-Broadway debut as a writer, Baker set out to explore self-image in a comedy that is “about issues that wasn’t an ‘issue play’.” More information at mitchandmurrayproductions.com.