Common Grace

At Pacific Theatre until February 14, 2016
If the wages of sin are death, the wages of sleeping with someone else’s husband are arguably worse.

Robert Garry Haacke and Shauna Johannesen in Common Grace. Credit: Ron Reed

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At the York Theatre until January 30, 2016 (2PM and 8PM)
On the day Charlie Demers was born – July 1, 1980 – his mother made two predictions: Charlie would be a comedian (because he peed on his doctor that day) and, secondly, he would become Prime Minister of Canada.

Charlie Demers in Leftovers. Credit: Tim Matheson

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At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until February 13, 2016
The historical period that writer/director/performer Rick Miller covers with lightning speed starts with a boom and ends with a boom: the August 6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and the launch of Apollo II on July 16, 1969.

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The Motherf**ker with the Hat

At the Firehall Arts Centre until January 30, 2016
American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis handed publicists a marketing nightmare with the title of his 2011 play, The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

Stephen Lobo, Kyra Zagorsky, John Cassini, Francisco Trujillo and Lori Triolo in The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Credit: Brian Markinson

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The Rivals

At The Cultch until January 23, 2016
As sparkly as a glass of champagne, The Rivals bubbles over with wicked wit, silly jealousies, hilariously mangled language and mistaken identities. Nothing as déclassé as a gut-buster, it’s a well-bred rib-tickler from the opening scene.

Emma Slipp as Miss Lydia Languish and Martin Happer as Captain Jack Absolute. Credit: Tim Matheson

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