SEPTEMBER 2019 | VOLUME 183
THE NEW THEATRE SEASON
As the Fringe Festival closes and Bard on the Beach goes into hibernation until next summer, the fall theatre season continues in full force with a number of companies staging their inaugural shows.
Continuing on our stages: All three Bard shows at Vanier Park in their final week, Pacific Theatre’s Mother of the Maid, United Players’ A Tender Thing, and the Public Market Pick of the Fringe holdovers at Performance Works. Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune in Deep Cove, Hot Property in North Van, and Black Comedy in Langley. TheatreSports carries on at the Improv Centre.
Opening Sept. 16-22: The Arts Club season kicks off with A Thousand Splendid Suns at the Stanley, Rent plays at the Queen E., Lear Inc.: All or Nothing followed by Scott Thompson’s Après le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues at The Cultch, three Fringe Plus shows get remounts at Performance Works, the musical Hysteria at the Havana, and Live at the ‘Bolt opens the Shadbolt season in Burnaby.
Opening Sept. 23-29: the Firehall remounts SpeakEasy Theatre’s The Shipment, Tom Cone’s Herringbone (alternating genders alternate nights) plays at New West’s Anvil Centre, UBC opens with Beckett shorts, Studio 58 with Antony and Cleopatra, and the Arts Club previews The Birds & the Bees at the Granville Island Stage.
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 October at vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.
Sherri Sadler, long-time publicist for Studio 58, leaves this fall for new adventures, and publicist Sarah Barton-Bridges leaves the Arts Club. UBC Classics prof Toph Marshall has been named to take over United Players from long-time Artistic Director Andrée Karas next season. We wish them all the very best.Our condolences to the family and friends of BC Lee, civic politician and actor in many Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre shows, who died of cancer last week.
Realwheels Theatre has established a 2020 residency for a playwright who lives with disability. Emerging to mid-career playwrights should submit online only a cover letter, short biography, synopsis of their work in progress and sample of their best writing. Deadline: Sept. 30. http://realwheels.ca/playwright-in-residence/
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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