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september 2018 | volume 171


sept. 17-30

Abby Theatre Fest
Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts
Yale Secondary School, Abbotsford
Sept. 19-22

All My Friends Are Animals
by James Gordon King
Babelle Theatre and Axis Theatre
Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St.
Sept. 18-22 preview

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Vanier Park
June 12-Sept. 28 preview     review

Beckett 18: It All … Ah Well
by Samuel Beckett
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC
Sept. 27-29 preview

Les Belles-Soeurs
by Michel Tremblay, trans. John Van Burek & Bill Glassco
Ruby Slippers Theatre
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
Sept. 27-Oct. 6 preview

The Book of Mormon
by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Broadway Across Canada
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sept. 25-30

The Cascadia Project Festival
Studio 1398, Granville Island
Sept. 26-Oct. 7

by James Yaffe
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Sept. 15-Oct. 6 preview

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon
Arts Club Theatre Company
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Sept. 6-Oct. 7 preview     review

by Edmond Rostand, trans. Michael Hollinger
First Impressions Theatre
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver
Sept. 6-22 preview

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
North Vancouver Community Players
Hendry Hall, North Vancouver
Sept. 6-22

Incognito Mode: A Play about Porn
by Marcus Youssef
Studio 58, Langara College
Sept. 27-Oct. 14 preview

Japanese Problem
by Yoshie Bancroft and Joanna Garfinkle
Universal Limited
Hastings Park, Livestock Bldg.
Sept. 13-29 review of original production

by Kim Senklip Harvey
Western Canada Theatre et al
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Sept. 25-Oct. 6 preview

Kim’s Convenience
by Ins Choi
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave.
Sept. 7-Oct. 6 preview     review

The Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht, trans. David Hare
United Players
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
Sept. 7-30 preview

Marion Bridge
by Daniel MacIvor
Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver
Sept. 6-20 preview     review

More Than a President’s Mother: The Lillian Carter Story
by Carol Swarbrick and Jim Dries
CJS Productions
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
Sept. 18-22 preview

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

Never Still (dance)
Action at a Distance/Vanessa Goodman
Firehall Arts Centre
Sept. 26-29 preview

Nigredo Hotel
Music by Nic Gotham, libretto by Ann-Marie MacDonald
City Opera Vancouver
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Sept. 20-22

Pick Plus
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Performance Works, Granville Island

  • Fifty Shades of Vinyl – A Canadian Parody by Nico Dicecco & Kyle Carpenter
    Sept. 19
  • Habitats by Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov
    Sept. 20
  • Basic Training by Kahlil Ashanti
    Sept. 21
  • The Birdmann FINALE by Trent Baumann
    Sept. 21

Public Market Pick of the Fringe
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Performance Works, Granville Island
Sept. 19-23

  • 5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0, Sept. 19
  • SELF-ish, Sept. 20
  • Poly Queer Love Ballad, Sept. 22
  • Squeeze My Cans, Sept. 22
  • Unscriptured, Sept. 23
  • The Lady Show, Sept. 23

The 13th Story
Anvil Centre Loading Bay, New Westminster
Sept. 26-28

by Neil Simon
Theatre in the Country, Langley
Sept. 6-22

Tales of an Urban Indian
by Darrell Dennis
Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Sept. 19-30 preview

Tom at the Farm
by Michel Marc Bouchard, trans. Linda Gaboriau
Hardline Productions
The Annex, 823 Seymour St.
Sept. 11-22

Improv Centre, Granville Island

  • Back to School TheatreSports (Tues-Sat) preview       review
  • Spooktober (Tues-Sat, Oct. 9-31) 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)


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