january 2019 | volume 175
Jan. 21-Feb. 3
The PuSh and TheatreSports Festivals continue through the end of the month, Juliet appears in a couple of plays, there’s partying at The Cultch, matchmaking at the Stanley, a cabaret at Studio 58, Joni at the Firehall, prayer and murder, and blind dates galore. Whoever said January was dull!
Continuing this week and beyond: Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell at the Firehall, Mrs. Krishnan’s Party at the Cultch, A Prayer for Owen Meany at Pacific Theatre, Murder on Reserve at Metro Theatre, Lion in the Streets at UBC, The Open House at the Havana, and Half Life at the Langley Playhouse.
Throwdown, the International TheatreSports Festival continues at Granville Island’s Improv Centre and the Arts Club’s Blind Date on tour makes stops in Coquitlam, New Westminster, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and Burnaby.
Opening: The remaining PuSh Festival shows all over town, Power Ballad at The Cultch, The Matchmaker at the Stanley, What If Romeo and Juliet … at North Van’s Presentation House, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at Jericho Arts Centre.
And more: Brilliant Traces at PAL Studio, Drinking Alone at North Van’s Hendry Hall, musicals Cabaret (Studio 58) and Annie (Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre), and True Crime begins previews at the Arts Club’s BMO Theatre Centre.
Go to vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml for previews and reviews. To buy tickets click on our BUY TICKETS buttons. And check out the busy lineup of plays through Feb. at vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre is offering free public readings of The Wrong Bashir by Zahid Rahemtulla, Jan. 26, 7:30 pm; Rot by Jeff Ho, Jan. 28, 8 pm; and Possessed by Diana Bang, Feb. 7, 8 pm. All at 739 Gore Ave., #202. The Wrong Bashir is sold out. Reserve for the other two at email@example.com
See which seven companies will compete at this year’s Theatre Under the Gun 48-Hour Play Creation Competition, produced by Monster Theatre at Performance Works on Feb. 9: http://www.monstertheatre.com/2018/12/announcing-theatre-under-the-gun-2019-companies/.
Carousel Theatre for Young People is auditioning teens 13-18 for its 2019 Teen Shakespeare Program play, The Winter’s Tale. Jan. 26, 12-4 pm at Carousel Theatre on Granville Island. www.carouseltheatre.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Theatre Replacement invites applications for its New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in July 2019. Applicants must have at least 5 years professional experience. Deadline: Feb. 15. Info and application at http://theatrereplacement.org.
Ruby Slippers Theatre invites submissions for Advance Theatre Festival: 2019, staged readings of new plays by diverse women. Send play synopsis, brief bio and maximum 10-page script excerpt to email@example.com by Feb. 15. Priority will be given to diversity. www.rubyslippers.ca
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