MARCH 2020 | VOLUME 189
LOCAL THEATRE & COVID-19 UPDATES
Well, here we are. We’ve suspended our daily updates since all our theatres are dark for the immediate future. We will update the site every so often – e.g., when Bard on the Beach announces its plans for this summer’s season sometime in early April.
Theatre Under the Stars is latest company to cancel its season. Theatre Replacement has put a hold, for now, on its Pantoland summer camps.
Monster Theatre is live-streaming Juliet: A Revenge Comedy by Pippa Mackie and Ryan Gladstone, starring Pippa Mackie, Carly Pokoradi and Ryan Gladstone, via Facebook Live as part of the National Arts Centre #CanadaPerforms Series, Saturday, April 4 at 6 pm. The links to the feed and to the donate button will be available soon.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy, and practice responsible social behaviour. Our hearts go out to our many theatre artist friends who are without income during this crisis. Now is when our improvisational skills should come in most handy. Be strong and be well.
For those who can afford it, the Arts Club is holding its 2020 Online Auction through April 8. Details at https://www.32auctions.com/artsclubcwf2020.
And for theatre junkies, there are opportunities on the various streaming services to watch some adaptations, documentaries and live-to-film plays. See my article in the Vancouver Sun: https://vancouversun.com/technology/internet/eight-online-gems-for-theatre-junkies/. The Globe and Mail’s Kelly Nestruck also has some suggestions: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-canadian-plays-and-productions-you-can-watch-or-listen-to-while/.
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