Freud’s Last Session

At Pacific Theatre until May 30, 2015
This Pacific Theatre production, under the direction of Morris Ertman, is intelligent, thought provoking and splendid in every respect – one of the best I’ve seen on this stage.

Ron Reed as Sigmund Freud and Evan Frayne as C.S. Lewis in Freud’s Last Session. Credit: Emily Cooper

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until May 3, 2015
There are small Sweeney Todds and there are big Sweeney Todds. This one’s big and rivals any production on a London or New York stage. It puts another well-deserved feather in the cap of the visionary director Kim Collier.

Greer Grimsley and Luretta Bybee as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Foreign Radical

At Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch until April 25, 2015
If you like your theatre political, provocative and participatory, get yourself to the Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch before April 25 when Theatre Conspiracy’s Foreign Radical closes.

Aryo Khakpour as Hesam in Foreign Radical

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At Performance Works until April 25, 2015
Prepare to be verbally assaulted, shocked and disgusted by the late Sarah Kane’s Blasted, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs (London) in January 1995 and is now running at Performance Works on Granville Island.

Raresh DiMofte in Blasted. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Indian Arm

At Studio 16 until April 18, 2015
Written by Hiro Kanagawa, Indian Arm is the first script to come out of Rumble Theatre’s new commissioning program.

Richard Russ as Wolfie in Indian Arm. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Farewell, My Lovely

At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until May 2, 2015
It seems to me there’s a trade-off to be made with film noir and/or ‘stage noir’: audiences will forgive the fact that the characters are really just caricatures if – and only if – the presentation is sufficiently ‘noirish’.

Graham Percy as Philip Marlowe in Farewell, My Lovely. Credit: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo

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The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson

At The Cultch until April 18, 2015
How did Wallis Simpson, a poor Pennsylvania-born divorcee with a self-described “face like a plank”, ever work her way into the heart of Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor? Chutzpah!

Diane Brown as The Duchess with Melissa Oei as the Moghul Emerald. Credit: Tim Matheson

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At Little Mountain Gallery (26th & Main) until April 12, 2015
Patrick Keating may be the only ex-con who refused to leave when he was due for release. Find out why.

Patrick Keating in Inside/Out. Credit: Bronwyn Malloy

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