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october 2018 | volume 172


oct. 15-28

And Evermore Shall Be So
by Norman Robbins
North Vancouver Community Players
The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver
Oct. 18-Nov. 3

Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Royal Canadian Theatre Company

  • Anvil Centre, New Westminster, Oct. 18-20
  • Surrey Arts Centre, Oct. 26-27

A Brief History of Human Extinction
by Jordan Hall and Mind of a Snail
Upintheair Theatre
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Oct. 10-20 preview     review

by John Muggleton
Sidekick Players
Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Oct. 11-27 review

by Jack Popplewell
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Oct. 27-Nov. 17

Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Vancouver Moving Theatre
Oct. 24-Nov. 4 preview

  • The Real Story of the Talking Freds by John Black & Jim Sands
    & Woody Sed by Thomas Jones
    KW Productions Studio, 111 W. Hastings St.
    Oct. 25-26
  • Material Witness by Spiderwoman Theatre & Aanmitaagzi
    Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender St.
    Oct. 26-27

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Christmas Carol
by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr.
Theatre West Van
Kay Meek Studio Theatre, West Vancouver
Oct. 26-Nov. 10

The Game of Love and Chance
by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux
Trinity Western University, Langley
Oct. 23-Nov. 3

by Mary Chase
White Rock Players Club
Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock
Oct. 10-27

I Can’t Remember the Word for I Can’t Remember
by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Tara Cheyenne Performance
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Oct. 17-20 preview

Kill Me Now
by Brad Fraser
Touchstone Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre
Oct. 13-27 preview

Krapp’s Last Tape
by Samuel Beckett
Seven Tyrants Theatre
Tyrant Studios, 1019 Seymour St.
Oct. 5-26

by Tim Kelly
Stage 43
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
Oct. 11-20

by Kat Sandler
Arts Club Theatre Company
Granville Island Stage
Sept. 20-Oct. 20 preview     review

The Ones We Leave Behind
by Loretta Seto
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Oct. 24-Nov. 3 preview

The Piano Teacher
by Dorothy Dittrich
Arts Club on Tour preview     review of the original production

  • Surrey Arts Centre, Oct. 10-20
  • Clarke Theatre, Mission, Oct. 21
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, Oct. 23-27

Rebel Women
by Joan Bryans
Deep Cove Stage Society
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
Oct. 12-27 review of the original production

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, lyrics & music by Richard O’Brien
Alchemy Theatre
Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
Oct. 26-Nov. 10

Sex with Strangers
by Laura Eason
Mitch and Murray Productions
Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Ave.
Oct. 25-Nov. 10 preview

The Shakespeare Show; or How an Illiterate Son of a Glover Became the Greatest Playwright in the World
by Ryan Gladstone
Monster Theatre
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr.
Oct. 18-27

So, How Should I Be?
by Linda A. Carson
Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Oct. 18-28 preview

by Lynn Nottage
Arts Club Theatre Company
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Oct. 18-Nov. 18 preview

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
The Snapshots Collective
Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop, 348 Water St.
Oct. 10-31 preview

A Vancouver Guldasta
by Paneet Singh
SACHA & Diwali in BC
The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab
Oct. 2-21 preview     review

Improv Centre, Granville Island

  • Back to School TheatreSports (Tues-Sat) preview       review
  • Spooktober (Tues-Sat to Oct 31) preview
  • OK Tinder (Wed) review
  • MIA - Mixed Improv Arts (Thurs) preview
  • Classic TheatreSports (Fri-Sat) 
  • WTF – What the Fun (Fri-Sat) preview
  • Rookie Night (Sun)

The Wolves
by Sarah DeLappe
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave.
Oct. 19-Nov. 10 preview

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