The Family Crow is an entertaining murder mystery puppetry show for grown-ups. The whole cast consists of one man and his puppet playing all of the characters. What best describes the show is: Puppets, puns and mystery.
Sad Girl Songs is a one-woman comedy show created, written and performed by American comedian Gwen Coburn. The show is a musical comedy with a feminist message. It blends humor and drama in equal measures and tells a very personal story.
Spooky and Gay is a queer horror storytelling cabaret written and performed by award-winning playwright-performer, Bruce Ryan Costella. The cabaret is a one person show featuring scary stories, songs and standup.
Styled as a club-ready country girl from the early 2000’s, complete with big hair and loud mouth, the charismatic Tabby, played by Emma Slipp, opens Holiday at the Elbow Room Café with a bellowing rendition of the show's theme song. The play, written by Dave Deveau and directed by Cameron Mackenzie, traps a small gro
What better way to spend the depressing end of Summer than at an improv show on Granville Island?
Originally written by Japanese playwright Yukio Mishima, Sobato Komachi and Hanjo are two modern Noh plays. Yukio Mishima reinvented the plays to make them more relatable to a contemporary audience. Noh plays are simple and sparse, performed on a plain black-box stage with minimal props. Traditionally, the actors would wear elaborate Japanese costumes. However, as this production takes a 21st century twist, the actors wore modern casual costumes.
On a cool Thursday night, my friend and I bussed down to commercial drive to hit up the historic Clutch theatre for a fun night of local contemporary art. The IGNITE! Youth Festival was happening for the week of May 15th - May 19th to showcase plays, spoken word, original music, and other fine talents. IGNITE! Youth Festival is Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival, with members aging from 13-26 years old.
In a children’s nursery amid balls and books, and sailing ships, Margery Williams’ timeless tale of The Velveteen Rabbit comes to life. Under the direction of Deb Williams, and through the imagination of Carousel Theatre actors Amanda Testini (One, or The Boy), Victor Mariano (Two, or the Velveteen Rabbit) and Steffanie Davis (Three, or The Nanny), the opening performance on March 4th —at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre—takes us on a journey through time and space.
Going into An Arrangement of Shoes, I knew nothing, neither about the Fringe Festival, nor about the play itself: what is it about? how many actors will be performing?
The only thing I knew was that a lady with a charming English accent called me to arrange the details of my visit.
In the one-man show The Incompleat Folk Singer, Victoria-based actor Mark Hellman gives a solid performance in his rendition of the life and times of political activist / folksinger, Pete Seeger. The show, which was produced by The Other Guys Theatre Company—with artistic direction by Ross Desprez, musical direction by Tobin Stokes, and lighting design by Rebekah Johnson—was based on Deprez and Hellman’s adaptation of Seeger’s 1992 autobiography, The Incompleat Folksinger.