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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – NOW PLAYING – Vancouver

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

A haunting, transcendental exploration of man’s inner doppelganger. The consequences of unleashing one’s moral inhibitions is a theme of universal fascination – Canadian Premiere by Theatre Crossing. I talked with the director and two of the actors about this new version of the classic horror story and it’s unique staging.     Alex Kirkpatrick – […]

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The Shipment – COMING SOON – Vancouver

Posted on October 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Shipment at The CultchNovember 22nd to December 2nd Speakeasy Theatre presents biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list […]

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King Charles the Third – Vancouver

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King Charles the Third – Arts Club Theatre Until November 19th  Political intrigue not very intriguing. King Charles The Third is called “a jovial political satire” and the image on the poster shows a crown sitting to low on a king’s head so that it is covering his eyes. The advance publicity speaks to how […]

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A Little Night Music – closing 10/21/17 – Vancouver

Posted on October 21, 2017 at 12:55 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Passionate production with effervescent performances!  There is only one show left but I think if you are Sondheim fan or a lover of musical theatre you should see this show! This is mini-review because I saw the second to last performance. The singing superb, the acting is electric, the humour is sly and the passion is […]

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Smart People – COMING SOON – Vancouver

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Some of my favourite shows in the past couple of years have been Mitch & Murray Productions. I asked Artistic Director some questions about why they do what they do, and about their upcoming production of Smart People. 1) Why did you pick this play and why go through all the challenges to fundraise for […]

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Roadside Vigil – COMING SOON – Vancouver

Posted on October 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm by David Jones — 1 Comment

A world première. It’s been 15 years since the tragic and untimely death of Vivian’s sister Kate at the age of 17. Both Vivian and their mother, Reagan, are deeply haunted by these memories. Vivian is determined to move forward with the help of her therapist but Reagan, a faded film star, clings to the […]

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VIVA – Coming Soon – Vancouver

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

VIVA is an original play by Vancouver Playwright Scott Button. This world premiere is being presented as a Co-Production by Aenigma Theatre and Bright Young Theatre at the Havana on Commercial Drive. A First production of an Experimental work, VIVA is a lyrical duologue that eventually transcends its boundaries and evolves into a far more […]

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Cabaret the Musical – COMING SOON – Vancouver

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Tomo Suru Players is a community theatre group that is known for pushing boundaries and sometimes challenging the audience with subject matter that can we quite edgy. This time out they are pushing physical boundaries as they are staging the dark musical Cabaret as a immersive experience for the audience in the modestly sized Club […]

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Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

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Since 1982 the Vancouver International Film Festival has been showcasing cinematic stories from around the world. In a previous blog I recapped the the queer and queer-interest films on display. Here I will give mini reviews of some that had the good fortune to pre-screen. Some festival films go on to have theatrical release and […]

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The Ridiculous Darkness – COMING SOON – Vancouver

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Ridiculous Darkness by Alley Theatre and othersNov 11-19 ANNEX (823 Seymore Street) An epic collaboration bringing several Vancouver companies together to produce German writer Wolfram Lotz award winning A Ridiculous Darkness. The Ridiculous Darkness is a satirical modern mash-up of the classic novel Heart of Darkness and the Oscar-winning film Apocalypse Now. When two soldiers […]

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