On Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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Carl Kennedy, Giovanni Mocibob and Tom Pickett in The Whipping Man. Photo by Damon Calderwood.

Early in Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man you know the world has changed, or at least that of the American south, as former slave Simon stiffens at the directions being provided by one of his former masters: “All these things you’re telling me to do, by rights now you need to be asking me to do”. Such is the basis for a sometimes potent exploration of life after slavery in Lopez’s story of family, freedom and faith. Photo above: Damon Calderwood. Read more.

Ten must-see shows this spring in Vancouver

Ten must-see shows this spring in Vancouver

You’d never know it by looking outside, but spring doesn’t officially get started for another couple of weeks.  Here are ten shows across all genres that we think you must-see this season. Read more.

Meet teacher, writer, musician and theatre artist TJ Dawe. Photo: Diane Smithers.

Meet teacher, writer, musician and theatre artist TJ Dawe. Photo: Diane Smithers.

Meet teacher, writer, musician and theatre artist TJ Dawe. TJ Dawe next appears in Marathon as part of The Fringe Presents series that brings programming outside the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Read more.

Anais West and Kayvon Kelly as Romeo and Juliet in Shakespearean Rhapsody. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Anais West and Kayvon Kelly as Romeo and Juliet in Shakespearean Rhapsody. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Carousel Theatre specializes in young people’s plays, They capture young minds often in playful magical ways. This Rhapsody is complied from Lois Burnett’s books, Which is Cole Notes by Hallmark with rhyming hooks. Read more.

Western Gold Theatre presents three shows in its 2015 Studio Series

Western Gold Theatre presents three shows in its 2015 Studio Series

Western Gold Theatre, Vancouver’s senior professional company, will present a season of three shows as part of its newly minted Studio Series. Read more.

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