This week, zombies & vampires take over Granville Island, the sometimes brutal view into gang life continues, and local improvisers add their own comedy twist to the U.S. presidential election.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The Virtual Stage is back with a fifth installment of its immersive theatrical adventure. This year the team is on Granville Island for The Zombie Syndrome: Dead In The Water (Oct 4-31).This year’s mash-up is zombies and vampires, with audiences racing against time to stop the sudden appearance of zombie-vampire mutants across the Lower Mainland. Kicking things up a notch on the technology side, the team is using location-based iBeacons to push clues, directions, and narrative content to audience smartphones.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Currently onstage at Pacific Theatre, Cara Norrish’s A Good Way Out (until Oct 15) is what our reviewer called “a raw exploration of gang life that is at times as surprising as it is brutal”. A brand new script getting its world premiere in Vancouver, it can be tough to get audiences into the theatre for something they are unfamiliar. This one deserves an audience, if only to see Andrew Wheeler like you’ve never seen him before on stage.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Can’t get enough of the United States election? Vancouver TheatreSports League adds its own unique coverage with Trump Card – Winner Takes All (until Nov 19). In this new improvised comedy, the year is 2040, and news commentators take a look back at the politics that got us to this point. In the second half, two unlikely candidates compete in a world election that just may be scarier than the Trump/Clinton race.