At The Cultch until February 10, 2013
It’s about time somebody took the mickey out of Shakespeare: all those male actors pretending to be women pretending to be men. Were Elizabethan audiences all blind and stupid? And the ridiculous romances: strangers that meet in the morning, in love by noon and married by dinner? Good grief.
Tim Crouch in I, Malvolio. Credit: Bruce Dalzell Atherton
At Pacific Theatre until February 16, 2013
Actor/playwright Lucia Frangione wrestles with the relationship between sexuality and spirituality in Leave of Absence – the same concern that was at the heart of her 2003 highly successful Espresso.
Karyn Guenther in Leave of Absence. Credit: Ron Reed
At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage until February 16, 2013
Ride the Cyclone is one sweet ride and there’s no chance you’ll toss your cookies during this ninety-minute, no intermission musical, jointly presented by the Arts Club and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Sarah Jane Pelzer in Ride the Cyclone: Credit: Tim Matheson