At Studio 16 until October 29, 2016
The tableau that brings the curtain down on Straight Jacket Winter  keeps the audience clustered around the stage in almost childlike wonder. It feels a little like Christmas.

Frédéric Lemay as Gilles and Julie Trépanier as Esther in Straight Jacket Winter. Credit: Renaud Phillipe
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At The  Cultch until October 29, 2016
With only a few weeks to go before the gong show that is the US presidential campaign wraps up, Fight Night arrives at The Cultch. The timing could not be better or funnier or more interesting.

Angelo Tijssens in Fight Night. Credit: Sarah Eeckhaut
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At Jericho Arts Centre until October 22, 2016
Flare Path is an odd choice for the Slamming Door Artist Collective that mounted Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in the fall of 2015 in the same venue with many of the same actors.

Curtis Tweedie as Teddy and Yoshié Bancroft as Patricia in Flare Path. Credit: Jalen Laine Photography
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At Studio 1398 until October 16, 2016
Where are the Robin Hoods when we most need them? One of them is in The Concierge of Vancouver.

Art Kitching as Al Noseworthy in The Concierge of Vancouver. Credit: Alex Bischoff – Bischoff Photography
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At Studio 58 until October 16, 2016
Sprawling, epic and grandly theatrical, stand-alone Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches defies description. Three hours fly by. Theatre writ large.

Julien Galipeau as Prior Walter in Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches. Credit: David Cooper
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At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until October 29, 2016
You’ll leave the theatre amazed that the 2014 Pulitzer committee was astute enough to see the brilliance in The Flick.

Jesse Reid, Shannon Chan-Kent and Haig Sutherland in The Flick. Credit: David Cooper
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At the Firehall Arts Centre until October 8, 2016
In her sixth decade, she’s proud to say she’s still “fuckable”; the night I saw the show, the Firehall audience was on its feet for Cathy Jones who is still very, very funny.

Cathy Jones in Stranger to Hard Work
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At The York Theatre until October 8, 2016
The miracle of Helen & Edgar is that novelist, poet and playwright Edgar Oliver not only survived his very peculiar childhood but went on to turn life with his mad mother Louise Gibson Oliver and his year-and-a-half-year older sister Helen into theatre.

Edgar Oliver in Helen & Edgar.
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At Pacific Theatre until October 15, 2016 
Pacific Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of dark and dirty A Good Way Out. Written by Cara Norrish, it’s a family story but a family with a real difference. Think Hell’s Angels or Red Scorpions. That kind of family.

Evelyn Chew as Carla and Carl Kennedy as Joey in A Good Way Out. Credit: Matt Reznek
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At The Stanley until October 9, 2016
You don’t have to be a fan of Sherlock Holmes but you might enjoy this send-up at The Stanley more if you have at least a smidgeon of familiarity.

Alex Zahara as Sherlock Holmes in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
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