At The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main Street) until December 6, 2015
FLEE charmed the pants off me. I confess: even if I have no idea of what’s going on, I can be seduced by costumes, lighting, set design, choreography and performance.
Peter Anderson as Archibald Twill in FLEE. Credit: David Cooper
At the Firehall Arts Centre until December 5, 2015
Canadian playwright Trish Cooper could not possibly have known how timely this Firehall Arts Centre production in Vancouver would be just as the country is poised to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees.
Lili Beaudoin as Sarah in Social Studies. Credit: Emily Cooper
At 211 East Georgia (at Main) until November 29, 2015
I can’t remember laughing so hard and being so unsettled at the same time – in equal measure.
Genevieve Fleming as Tanya in The North Plan.
At The Cultch until November 28, 2015
What if your loved ones don’t love you enough? What if they bail out on you if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Now there’s a nightmare to plague your waking and sleeping hours.
Patti Allan and Kevin McNulty in You Will Remember Me. Credit: Tim Matheson
At the Norman Rothstein Theatre until November 21, 2015
Make your Will. Do it now. Otherwise, your loved ones will snarl and bicker and fight like a pack of hyenas over your ‘things’.
Goldie Hoffman as Daphna in Bad Jews. Credit: Len Grinke
At Performance Works until November 29, 2015
If some of us had spent half as much time on our marriages as we spent obsessing over our wedding dress, there might be more happy 60th wedding anniversaries.
Josh Drebit, Deborah Williams and Gili Roskies in Dressing for a Wedding. Credit: Emily Cooper
At Studio 16 until November 28, 2015
Mitch and Murray Productions knocks it out of the park – again – with Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Moya O’Connell as Catherine in Rapture, Blister, Burn. Credit: Shimon Karmel
At The Stanley until December 27, 2015
Santa, a Remembrance Day poppy stuck in his bright red suit, seems to arrive on the scene earlier each year. The Arts Club kicks the holiday season off with A Christmas Story: The Musical.
Valin Shinyei, Meghan Gardiner, Glen Gordon and Matt Palmer in A Christmas Story. Credit: David Cooper
At the Jericho Arts Centre until November 29, 2015
Every year, United Players’ artistic director Andree Karas scours the London and New York theatre scenes for exciting new plays. Plays that warrant full professional productions – but with large casts or multiple sets that make it very expensive for, say, the Arts Club, often turn up at the Jericho Arts Centre.
William Samples and Christine McBeath in People. Credit: Adam Henderson
At Studio 16. No more performances.
Has opera gone to the dogs? Billed as “a darkly funny fusion-operetta”, the music is less Gilbert and Sullivan and more, I don’t know, Philip Glass? Less music hall, more opera house.
Karen Ydenberg, Kerry van der Griend and Simon Webb in Off Leash. Credit: Mark Halliday