With one energetic, talented actor and a tree swing, the audience experiences the stories of 24 separate characters during the apartheid period in South Africa. Elana Chan of CJSF Radio attended the opening performance of Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre on March 31, 2007.
The Aristocrats, by Brian Friel, is classic family feud. CJSF A&E’s Elana Chan attended this United Players performance at the Jericho Arts Centre on December 3, 2006
Maddening funny, mischievous and magical are no quite enough to describe Lucia Frangione’s Cariboo Magi, returning to Pacific Theatresince its smashing debut in 2001. CJSF A&E’s Elana Chan had the pleasure of attending this energetic performance on December 1, 2006.
Diplomacy is a powerful screenplay by Tim Carlson, tangled between the personal memories of the Vietnam War and the reality of Canadian peacekeeping missions. Elana Chan attended the emotionally charged performance at the re-vamped Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
Sarah Ruhl’s the Clean House was cleverly written and delightfully presented by brilliant stage actors including Susan Hogan and Sarah Henriques. Elana Chan had the pleasure of attending the preview performance at the Playhouse Theatre on October 23, 2006.
Measure for Measure a part of Bard on the Beach’s line-up, and one of William Shakespeare’s more renowned plays is directed by Kathryn Shaw, and runs from June 14th to September 23rd. A&E reviewer Elena Barbir attended, here is her review...
“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” This quote taken from the book of Matthew (7:2)* is reminiscent of the play’s title -Measure for Measure- and adequately displays one of the central issues elegantly re-enacted by the noteworthy cast.
On Sunday, April 2nd Pacific Theatre & Touchstone Theatre presented the world premier of Prodigal Son by Shawn Macdonald. Scott Wood, host of the interview show, was there to see it…
When organized religion shuns you because of who you are and who you love, how does this affect your relationship with ‘the divine’?
On Wednesday night, January 4th, 2006, the casts and crews of Chun Yi: The Legend of Kung Fu marked their first ever visit to Vancouver. CJSF volunteer Qian Li attended the first of ten showings at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The Western Canadian premiere of A Common Man's Guide To Loving Women is presented by Firehall Arts Centre. A Common Man's Guide To Loving Women is written by playwright Andrew Moodie and directed by Denis Simpson. Performances are scheduled from November 11 until December 3, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. CJSF A&E member, Nick Pannu, reviews the show.
The Western Canadian premiere of The Cry Pitch Carrolls is presented by the Performance works theatre on Granville Island in Vancouver. The Cry Pitch Carrolls is a Proximity Lab production written by playwright Ruth Margraff. Performances are scheduled from December 8 until December 18. A&E's Nick Pannu reviews the show.