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february 2018 | volume 164


feb. 19-mar. 4

It feels like winter will be with us for a little while longer, so why not take advantage of the amazing array of live performance occupying our cozy theatres.

Continuing shows: David French’s Jitters at the Stanley and his Salt-Water Moon at the Gateway, the Arts Club’s Fun Home at the Granville Island Stage, Carmen Aguirre’s Broken Tailbone at The Cultch, Fool for Love at The Shop, Pacific Overtures at PAL, A Steady Rain at the Penthouse, and Barbara Ellison’s Teachers at Jericho Arts Centre.

Don’t Dress for Dinner continues in White Rock, Drinking Habits in New Westminster, and Anne of Green Gables in Langley.

Onegin on tour travels to North Van, Surrey and Chilliwack. Quelemia Sparrow’s Salmon Girl moves to The Cultch with the Talking Stick Festival, and the Chutzpah! Festival continues with more dance, comedy and music.

Openings: Map of the Land, Map of the Stars at the Roundhouse as part of Talking Stick, Pss Pss at the York, From Where We Stand: A Shared Evening of Dance at the Firehall and Metamorphosis Butoh dance at Burnaby’s Shadbolt.

An Almost Holy Picture opens at Pacific Theatre, The Star-Spangled Girl at Granville Island’s Revue Stage, Down in the Uncanny Valley at Studio 16, The Past at Studio 1398, and Little Orange Man at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Centre. She Stoops to Conquer opens at Metro Theatre and The Barber of Seville at the Shadbolt.

Jill Daum’s Forget About Tomorrow premieres at the Arts Club’s BMO Centre, Theatre for Living’s touring Sxw?Amet (Home) makes a stop at the Firehall, and Carousel’s The Velveteen Rabbit opens at the Waterfront.

Read previews and reviews of these shows and look for the BUY TICKETS buttons at vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml. For openings throughout March, check out vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents MSG Theatre Lab playreadings: The Boat People by Sangeeta Wylie (Feb. 22), Japanglish by Yumi Ogawa (Feb. 23) and i broke the ocean by Gary Mok (Feb. 24). All readings at 8 pm. PTC Studio, #202–739 Gore Ave. Free admission. For reservations email tickets@vact.ca.

Rumble Theatre presents The Living Room: Working for Free … and Making a Living, a conversation with Sarah Rodgers and Raugi Yu, moderated by Jamie King. Feb. 26, 7-9 pm at PL 1422, 1422 William St. Free admission. http://rumble.org/the-living-room-working-for-freeand-making-a-living/.

To Bill with Love: the Arts Club presents an evening of tributes to outgoing Artistic Director Bill Millerd. Hosted by Sara-Jean Hosie and Todd Talbot and featuring performances by Lauren Bowler, Shannon Chan-Kent, Jackson Davies, Warren Kimmel and others. All proceeds to the newly established Bill Millerd Artist Fund. Mar. 4, 8 pm at the Stanley. Tickets $150 at www.artsclub.com or 604-687-1644.

The Arts Club Theatre Company announces its biggest annual fundraiser, the California Wine Fair, April 9, 7-9:30 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. Tickets $90 at https://secure.artsclub.com/events/detail/california-wine-fair.

Presentation House Theatre presents its 3rd annual All-Star Stand-Up Comedy Night, a fundraiser hosted by Charlie Demers and featuring four performers from CBC’s The Debaters. Includes pre-show reception and intermission goodies. April 17, 7:30 pm. Tickets $65 at www.tickets.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474.


Rumble Theatre presents an actors workshop with director Weyni Mengesha, Mar. 4, 10 am to 3 pm at PL 1422, 1422 William St. Fee $75. To apply, go to http://rumble.org/call-for-submissions-acting-workshop-with-weyni-mengesha/.

Mitch and Murray Productions invites applications from actors under the age of 25 for the Trevor Craven Memorial Scholarship for Young Actors. The actor chosen will receive an 8-week block of classes from Aaron Craven at the Working Actors’ Gym. Send a photo, resume and one-page letter describing your background, what you know of the company, and why you’re a good candidate for the scholarship. Send to info@mitchandmurrayproductions.com. Deadline Mar. 15.

The Working Actors’ Gym presents an audition workshop with casting directors Kris Woz & Kara EideMar. 18, 11 am-5 pm. Previous training and experience required. Fee: $150. Contact info@mitchandmurrayproductions.com for info and registration.

Jerry and Linda


— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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