OCTOBER 2019 | VOLUME 184
The weeks between Thanksgiving and Halloween are often among the busiest in the theatre season, and usually offer some of the year’s most intriguing work. This October is no exception. Check out the sheer volume and range of what’s on.
Continuing: The Arts Club’s The Birds & the Bees at the Granville Island Stage and Bed & Breakfast at Surrey Arts Centre, A Comedy of Tenors at Metro Theatre, Dancing Lessons at Jericho Arts Centre, Body Awareness at Studio 16, Company at an Ontario St. apartment, Hedda Gabler (Fridays only) at the Moberley Centre, Dracula: The Bloody Truth in White Rock,and Terror by Gaslight in New Westminster.
Opening Oct. 14-20: Jivesh Parasram’s acclaimed solo show Take d Milk, Nah? at The Cultch, the Arts Club’s Cost of Living at the BMO Centre, Frankenstein: Lost in Darkness at Pacific Theatre, China Doll at Richmond’s Gateway, and the 2019 International TheatreSports Festival on Granville Island.
Plus Replay! (Fringe shows) at the Havana, The Creature Creeps in Coquitlam, Bear Witness in Deep Cove, and The Business of Murder in North Van. Dance at the Firehall (Barbara Adler’s Spooky Action) and Shadbolt Centre (Margie Gillis: Evolutions).
Opening Oct. 21-27: VariousChutzpah! Festival events at the Rothstein Theatre, Tomson Highway’s Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito for the kids at North Van’s Presentation House, the Arts Club’s Bed & Breakfast travels to Maple Ridge and Burnaby, and Gaslight opens in West Van.Go to vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml for previews and reviews. To buy tickets, click on our BUY TICKETS buttons. And see the lineup of plays opening through November at vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.
As part of the International TheatreSports Institute Festival, Oct. 15-20, Vancouver TheatreSports invites non-delegates to participate in improv workshops being conducted on Granville Island by some of the world’s top instructors. Workshops are available for both professionals and those who have no improv experience. https://www.vtsl.com/iti-conference/learn/workshops/
The Working Actors Gym is offering On Camera Teen Acting Classes with Kate Isaac, Tuesdays 4-6 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateway Theatre offers year-long and sessional classes in acting, musical theatre, speech and singing for youth, age 6-18. For information and registration, click here.
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