This week on Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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Meet Markian Tarasiuk and Mike Gill. Photo by David Cooper.

Meet Vancouver actors Markian Tarasiuk and Mike Gill (photo above by David Cooper), founders of SpeakEasy Theatre, one of Vancouver’s newest independent theatre companies. Read more.

Clockwork Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love as its inaugural production.

Clockwork Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love as its inaugural production.

Clockwork Theatre, one of Vancouver’s newest independent theatre companies, launches its inaugural season with Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love. Read more.

Jack Garton as Arthur Goudy in The Scarlet Queen of Mercy

Jack Garton as Arthur Goudy in The Scarlet Queen of Mercy

Anyone who has spent time on a film set will immediately relate to The Scarlet Queen of Mercy; for just like the real thing, this latest work from Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is filled with long waits that suddenly bursts with a creative and engaging fervor. Read more.

The cast of the new musical Miss Shakespeare

The cast of the new musical Miss Shakespeare

Following the success of their original musical Chelsea Hotel, Vancouver writing duo Tracey Power and Steve Charles turn their attention from the music of Leonard Cohen to the daughter of William Shakespeare in their latest collaboration, Miss Shakespeare. Read more.

Jennifer Suratos, Christopher King and Ryan Lino in the Fighting Chance Productions presentation of Into The Woods. Photo by Nicol Spinola.

Jennifer Suratos, Christopher King and Ryan Lino in the Fighting Chance Productions presentation of Into The Woods. Photo by Nicol Spinola.

Almost thirty years since it first appeared on Broadway, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into The Woods is a timeless piece that has easily established itself as a classic within the contemporary American musical theatre canon. It is also damn tough to pull off successfully. And while the enthusiastic folk at Fighting Chance Productions give it their all in this latest incarnation on a Vancouver stage, they fall prey at times to a complex show of both story and music. Read more.

Meet Vancouver-based actor Lisa Durupt

Meet Vancouver-based actor Lisa Durupt

Meet Vancouver-based actor Lisa Durupt who stars in Preggoland now playing in Vancouver at the Cineplex Odeon International Village. Read more.

Vancouver’s equivalent to the Tony Awards,

The Jessie Awards are Vancouver’s equivalent to the Tony Awards,

With the 2014/2015 professional theatre awards in Vancouver set to be given away in June, the board of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society has announced changes to the criteria governing award eligibility for the next season. Read more.

 

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