On Vancouver stage and screen: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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With the Vancouver Fringe Festival now over and heralding the start of the new arts season, there are plenty of theatre, music, film and other cultural events happening in and around Vancouver. Here is our weekly round-up of what’s happening on stage and screen from our partners at Vancouver Presents.

Kyra Zagorsky as Emily and Patrick Sagongui as Amir in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Disgraced. Photo by David Cooper.

Kyra Zagorsky as Emily and Patrick Sabongui as Amir in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Disgraced. Photo by David Cooper.

Talk about relevance. As the Conservative Party of Canada continues to feed the fears of a nation, the najib debate rages, and we continue to heal over the terrorist attacks on our own soil, the Arts Club Theatre Company presents Ayad Akhtar’s smart, but always accessible, Disgraced. Read more.

Michael Eklund stars as Eadweard Muybridge alongside Sara Canning as his wife Flora in the stage to screen adaptation of Eadweard. Photo courtesy Motion 58 Entertainment.

Michael Eklund stars as Eadweard Muybridge alongside Sara Canning as his wife Flora in the stage to screen adaptation of Eadweard. Photo courtesy Motion 58 Entertainment.

Film adaptations of books are dime-a-dozen. What isn’t seen very often are adaptations from stage to screen. With Eadweard, Vancouver filmmakers Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein have taken a stage play from Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre and spun it into a feature-length film. Read more.

Nick Fontaine (left) plays the disillusioned political speech writer in the musical adaptation of Terry Fallis’ The Best Laid Plans. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Nick Fontaine (left) plays the disillusioned political speech writer in the musical adaptation of Terry Fallis’ The Best Laid Plans. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Tired of the election rhetoric? Patrick Street Productions and Touchstone Theatre may very well have the cure with The Best Laid Plans: A Musical. Read more.

Meghan Gardiner's Love Bomb is a rock concert within a play - and a mystery on top of that.

Meghan Gardiner’s Love Bomb is a rock concert within a play – and a mystery on top of that.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but words can also paint vivid pictures. Sometimes though, the meaning behind the words can be much darker than one might think on first glance. Love Bomb are two such words. Read more.

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