The provocatively named Cock, a bender in a Prairie garage, and an emotion-filled dance/theatre hybrid: things are pretty intense on Vancouver stages right now. Thank goodness for the comedy, even if it is of the black kind.
Cock really is satisfying. Okay, now that I have that out of the way I will resist the urge for additional double entendres. Truth is though, the Rumble Theatre production of Mike Bartlett’s provocatively (and unfortunately) named Cock is more than simply satisfying, as it asks some interesting questions about sexual identity. Read more.
“I don’t want anything, man, but I’m still fucking disappointed.” So encapsulates the Speakeasy Theatre production of Nathan Cuckow and Chris Craddock’s intense 3…2…1, an examination of how our perceived lot in life can become wholly consuming. Read more.
“It’s like they dance through the journey of their relationship”. Philip Ridley’s Tender Naplam may defy easy description, but in the Twenty Something Theatre production, currently on stage at the Havana Theatre, this odd hybrid of theatre, poetry and movement is at times beautiful, sexy, infuriating, but with an underlying reality that makes it more than satisfying. Read more.
What is it about a wedding that makes such great fodder for comedy? For Vancouver playwright Aaron Bushkowsky it stems from the strange affect they can have on the otherwise sane person. That, of course, and firsthand experience. In Dressing for a Wedding things go off the rails as the mother-of-the-bride desperately attempts to run her daughter’s wedding rehearsal, while struggling to keep dark family secrets from being exposed. Read more.
Vancouver’s NorthWest Comedy Fest will join forces with Just For Laughs, one of the most recognizable comedy brands in North America, in presenting JFL NorthWest this February. Read more.