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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A Little Night Music

At Gateway Theatre until October 21, 2017
Peter Jorgensen, director and artistic producer of Patrick Street Productions, shakes up and wakes up A Little Night Music, a sophisticated Stephen Sondheim musical subtitled Love & Desire in Three-Quarter Time.

Warren Kimmel and Arinea Hermans in A Little Night Music. Credit: Emily Cooper

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Thanks for Giving

At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until November 4, 2017
The central character in Thanks for Giving is Nan, portrayed by the virtuosic, Order of Canada award-winning, Cree-Saulteaux actress Margo Kane for whom Loring wrote the part.

Margo Kane in Thanks for Giving. Credit: David Cooper 

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Homeward Bound

At PAL Studio Theatre until October 29, 2017
Homeward Bound, set in late October after a family dinner, will make you grateful for your own relatives no matter how eccentric or disagreeable they are.

Howard Siegel and Mia Ingimundson in Homeward Bound. Credit: Javier Sotres

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1 Hour Photo

At The Cultch until October 15, 2017
“Whenever you move into someone’s house, no matter how clean they leave it for you, they can’t help but leave behind so many clues,” says playwright/performer Tetsuro Shigematsu.

Tetsuro Shigematsu in 1 Hour Photo. Credit: Ray Shum

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The Goblin Market

At the York Theatre until October 14, 2017
Breathtakingly beautiful. Heart-stoppingly romantic. Stirringly erotic. Presented by The Cultch, the seed planted in Christina Rossetti’s 1862 poem Goblin Market ripens in The Dust Palace’s (New Zealand) re-imagining of the poem.

Rochelle Mangan and Eve Gordon. Credit: Loork

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13: The Musical


At Waterfront Theatre October 4-8. 2017
Everyone fourteen or older knows what it was like to be thirteen – and it wasn’t always a barrel of laughs.

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