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

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Lili Beaudoin, Jenny Wasko-Paterson and Mike Wasko in Sister Judy. Photo by David Cooper.

In love and faith there is what you can verify, and there is what you believe.Sister Judy by Shawn Macdonald marks the last show at the Arts Club Revue Stage as they prepare to leave the venue and take up residence in a new space in the Olympic Village area of False Creek. This final show is a charming and intriguing one act, with big ideas on the power of love and the conflict of faith. Photo above: David Cooper. Read more.

ITSAZOO Productions presents The Competition is Fierce

ITSAZOO Productions presents The Competition is Fierce

It’s audacious, funny, and a little long. ITSAZOO Productions continues to carve out its place in Vancouver’s theatre landscape with edgy, in-your-face theatre. They like it gritty and raw, with unique staging if possible. The company continues that tradition with Sebastian Archibald’s The Competition is Fierce, a tale that takes place in the not to distant future, where the corporate ladder has been replaced by a fight arena. Read more.

Melody Johnson neatly encapsulates the history of her family with wit, charm, laughter, and a whole lot of poise.

Melody Johnson neatly encapsulates the history of her family with wit, charm, laughter, and a whole lot of poise.

What teenager doesn’t dream of escape? Melody Johnson’s Miss Caledonia is a classic tale of a girl’s desire to leave her Canadian farm for the bright lights of Hollywood. Read more.

Cat Killer plays North Vancouver's Presentation House. Photo: Chris Van Der Schyf

Cat Killer plays North Vancouver’s Presentation House. Photo: Chris Van Der Schyf

When’s the last time you actually said “wow” in a theatre? Out loud. There are moments in Cat Killer, an immersive merging of reality and the virtual currently playing at North Vancouver’s Presentation House, that will have you doing just that. Read more.

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Mozart & Salieri at the Jericho Arts Centre

Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Mozart & Salieri at the Jericho Arts Centre

There is a distinct style and feel to Mozart & Salieri, but it’s been done before.Seven Tyrants Theatre is a small company of devoted young artists with a stated objective “to reinvigorate live theatrical performance in the 21st Century”. An admirable goal, but it does beg the question: what needs to be reinvigorated? Read more.

Meet playwright, performer, and educator Dawson Nichols

Meet playwright, performer, and educator Dawson Nichols

Meet playwright, performer, and educator Dawson Nichols. Dawson Nichols next appears in Virtual Solitaire as part of The Fringe Presents series that brings programming outside the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Read more.

Snakeskins is part of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Snakeskins is part of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Unable to perform at last year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) after breaking his arm while swimming with dolphins, Montréal-based performer and choreographer Benoît Lachambre has healed and ready to perform his award-winning Snakeskins at this year’s festival. Read more.

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