This week on Vancouver stages: puppets, musicals and a lottery

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Pi Theatre presents a 20th anniversary production of Sarah Kane's Blasted

Presenting a play like Sarah Kane’s Blasted, that critics went as far as describing as a “disgusting feast of filth” when it was first produced, is not without its risks. For Pi Theatre’s Richard Wolfe though it is a calculated risk. Read more.

Famous Puppet Death Scenes performs at Vancouver's York Theatre through April 19. Photo by Jason Stang.

Famous Puppet Death Scenes performs at Vancouver’s York Theatre through April 19. Photo by Jason Stang.

It takes a good fifteen minutes, but once you surrender to its macabre charms, Famous Puppet Death Scenes is just short of magical. Read more.

Adam Charles, Sharon Crandall, Brandyn Eddy and Devon Busswood in Edges. Photo by Nicol Spinola Photography.

Adam Charles, Sharon Crandall, Brandyn Eddy and Devon Busswood in Edges. Photo by Nicol Spinola Photography.

Talk about your First World Problems. In the Benj Pasek and Justin Paul penned Edges, those problems are taken to a whole new level, in a song cycle about life as a twenty-something. Read more.

Tracy Neff plays Eliza Doolittle in the Royal City Musical Theatre production of My Fair Lady. Photo by David Cooper.

Tracy Neff plays Eliza Doolittle in the Royal City Musical Theatre production of My Fair Lady. Photo by David Cooper.

It may Tracy Neff’s first turn at playing one of musical theatre’s most iconic roles, but that doesn’t mean she has gone into it blind. Read more.

Kenton Klassen and Pippa Johnstone in the 2014 production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.

Kenton Klassen and Pippa Johnstone in the 2014 production of Gruesome Playground Injuries.

Pacific Theatre, Vancouver’s faith-based theatre company, announced a 2015/2016 season that includes three world premieres. Read more

The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver with a pre-show lottery for $25 tickets. Photo: Broadway Across Canada.

The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver with a pre-show lottery for $25 tickets. Photo: Broadway Across Canada.

This ain’t no April Fool’s joke. The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver next week for a little evangelizing and will be making a limited number of $25 tickets available for each performance by lottery. Read more.

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