Two Views from the Sylvia

At Waterfront Theatre until November 12, 2017
It was the dream of Abraham Goldstein, who had a precocious young daughter named Sylvia, to build a hotel on beautiful English Bay.

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Smart People

At Studio 16 until November 18, 2017
Brian, Ginny, Valerie and Jackson are smart, complicated characters. This is a smart, complicated play. Smart, complicated people should see it.

Aaron Craven as Brian and Trisha Collins as Ginny in Smart People. Credit: Shimon Karmel

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Girls Like That

At Templeton Secondary School until November 10, 2017
“Girls are becoming the assholes boys used to be.” It pains me to think that this line from Girls Like That might be true.

The cast of Girls Like That. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Cirque du Soleil: Kurios

Under the Grand Chapiteau (Concord Pacific Place) until December 30, 2017
It’s a grand show under the Grand Chapiteau. Release your inner child, open your mind and let your kuriosity run free.

The Aviator in Cirque du Soleil: Kurios. Credit: Martin Girard Shoot Studio

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King Charles III

At The Stanley until November 19, 2017
It’s a bit of a shock to see a coffin on The Stanley stage and realize that in Michael Bartlett’s play, it contains the body of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ted Cole as the king in King Charles III. Credit: David Cooper

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HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan

At the Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch until November 4, 2017
As well as being dark-eyed, dark-haired and stunningly beautiful, Dipti Mehta is insightful and compassionate.

Dipti Mehta in HONOUR: Confessions of a Courtesan. Credit: Kyle Rosenberg

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The Lonesome West

At Pacific Theatre until November 11, 2017
The Lonesome West is the sort of play that makes you laugh and then makes you embarrassed at having done so – like laughing at someone falling-down drunk.

Kenton Klassen as Coleman and John Voth as Valene in The Lonesome West. Credit: Emily Cooper

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Happy Place

At the Firehall Arts Centre until October 29, 2017
It’s hard to imagine a more dynamic group of actors – all women – sometimes all on the Firehall stage at one time: Diane Brown, Nicola Cavendish, Sereana Malani, Adele Noronha, Laara Sadiq, Colleen Wheeler and Donna Yamamoto.

Diane Brown as Joyce, Adele Noronha as Samira and Nicola Cavendish as Mildred in Happy Place. Credit: Tim Matheson


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Unité Modèle (Showroom)

At Studio 16 until October 28, 2017
Like it or not, a lot of what we purchase is about the image we want to project – what the French call, c’est une façade.

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin and Emilie Leclerc in Unité Modèle. Credit: Gaetan Nerincx

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At Havana Theatre until October 22, 2017
Aenigma Theatre and Bright Young Theatre prove once again: you don’t need a fancy set and expensive costumes to make theatre. All you really need is a good story, well-told.

Melanie Reich as Alice and Patrick Dodd as Graeme in VIVA. Credit: Javier Sotres

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