Ages of the Moon

At Presentation House until November 6, 2016
Risk-taking, bells and whistles be damned: sitting in a darkened theatre watching two pros (Alec Willows and Jon Bryden), go at Sam Shepard’s script is to find yourself under the spell of one of America’s best, most celebrated playwrights.

Jon Bryden as Ames and Alex Willows as Byron in Ages of the Moon. Credit: Chris van der Schyf 

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At UBC Botanical Garden until November 19, 2016
When October rolls around, it’s suddenly all about ghouls, ghosts and gore, zombies and murders most foul.

Sebastien Archibald and Amy McDougall.  Credit: Matt Reznek

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Bakersfield Mist

At The Stanley until November 20, 2016
There’s a gift waiting for you at The Stanley and it’s Nicola Cavendish.

Nicola Cavendish as Maude Gutman in Bakersfield Mist. Credit: David Cooper

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Three Stories Up: Theatre in the Dark

At 805 East Pender Street until October 31, 2016
Nothing new under the sun. Not always true. Three Stories Up, produced by Alley Theatre and Level-Headed Friends, re-invents and re-invigorates the radio play.

Marisa Emma Smith (director) and Mack Gordon (playwright). Credit: Peter Carlone

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Straight Jacket Winter

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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Fight Night

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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Flare Path

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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The Concierge of Vancouver

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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Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

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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The Flick

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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