The Nether, Shaw Shorts & Portraits in Motion

This week we explore the dark web of the future, take in some short, sharp, and shocking Shaw, and view some flipbook portraits.

The Nether

Your best bet on stage right now is Jennifer Haley’s sci-fi mystery, The Nether (until Jan 28). What our reviewer called a chilling look into the darkest corners of the internet, don’t let the potentially controversial subject matter scare you away from this thought-provoking mindfuck.

David Bloom and Lissa Neptuno in The Nether. Photo by Raymond Shum.
David Bloom and Lissa Neptuno in The Nether. Photo by Raymond Shum.

Shaw Shorts

City Stage New West presents Shaw Shorts (Jan 24-Feb 5), an evening of plays by and about George Bernard Shaw. In the bedroom farce How He Lied to Her Husband, Shaw parodies one of his own early plays, Candida. In Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Renee Bucciarelli has culled excerpts from hundreds of scandalous love letters between Shaw and Beatrice Stella Campbell, one of the great theatrical stars/producers of her time.

Simon Webb, Renee Bucciarelli and Luc Roderique in Shaw Shorts
Simon Webb, Renee Bucciarelli and Luc Roderique in Shaw Shorts

Portraits in Motion

An avid traveler and passionate creator of flipbooks, Volker Gerling has created flipbook portraits of some of the people he has met along the way. In Portraits in Motion (Jan 24-26), Gerling shares a selection of his favourites as he recounts the stories behind each encounter.  Playing as part of the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Portraits in Motion
Portraits in Motion. Photo by Franz Ritschel.