On Vancouver stages: this week it’s all about theatre

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Robert Salvador, Anna Galvin and Jay Brazeau in the Arts Club production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Photo by David Cooper.

Thank god for Jay and Susinn and Anna and Robert (and Carmen and Katey). For if it weren’t for its superb cast, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike would have been a rather dull affair. Photo above by David Cooper. Read more.

Matt Kennedy, Zach Wolfman, Ghazal Azarbad in Triumph of Love. Photo by Julia Carr.

Matt Kennedy, Zach Wolfman, Ghazal Azarbad in Triumph of Love. Photo by Julia Carr.

Triumph of Love is a modern morality tale dressed as a frivolous farce. On the surface, it pits a Princess’ clever wit against the occupants of a stuffy Garden of Reason. But it also tries to show the consequences of “doing anything for love”. The mix is interesting, but the show’s inability to choose a tone creates an ending that comes across comically false. Read more.

Proud returns to the Firehall Arts Centre with Andrew Wheeler reprising his role as The Prime Minister

Proud returns to the Firehall Arts Centre with Andrew Wheeler reprising his role as The Prime Minister

“I can only name two or three plays ever written about Canadian politics” says Andrew Wheeler, star of the Firehall Arts Centre’s upcoming remount of Proud. “But I think there’s a place for Canadian politics in theatre. I think there’s always a place for stories of power and abuse of power.  Its what theatre was created from. There will always be a place for it”. Read more.

Meet Camilla Tibbs, the new General Manager at Gateway Theatre.

Meet Camilla Tibbs, the new General Manager at Gateway Theatre.

20 questions with Camilla Tibbs, the new General Manager for Richmond’s Gateway Theatre. Read more.

Charlotte Wright, Cassandra Szabo, Catherine Fergusson, and Nathan Cottell in Triumph of Love. Photo by Julia Carr.

Charlotte Wright, Cassandra Szabo, Catherine Fergusson, and Nathan Cottell in Triumph of Love. Photo by Julia Carr.

Bringing a musical to stage is a tricky path under the best of times, but to do so with the weight of your Masters degree riding on it is a whole other level. But that doesn’t seem to faze University of British Columbia (UBC) MFA directing candidate Barbara Tomasic as she completes her final project by directing a production of Triumph of LoveRead more.

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