Tagged Local theatre

Just Acts explores mental illness

By Aurora Anderson, February 14 2017 — Urban Stories Theatre’s Just Acts Play Festival 2017: Examining Mental Illness(es) will present four new plays by local writers from Feb. 14–19 at the Knox United Church Lower Theatre. Urban Stories Theatre focuses on supporting local playwrights whose work addresses social justice issues. This year’s festival will feature…

The Exquisite Hour explores an unlikely friendship

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — What would you do if an encyclopedia salesperson wound up in your backyard one warm summer night? Set in 1962, The Exquisite Hour explores what Zachary Teale does when he meets encyclopedia salesperson Helen Darimont in his backyard. Written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, Lunchbox Theatre will present…

Morpheus presents a Skin Flick

By Fernando Moreno, February 14 2017 — What would you do get some extra spending money? Skin Flick follows a couple — Robbie and Daphne — experiencing economic difficulties who decide that the best way to get out of it is to make a porno. Skin Flick plays at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre until Feb….

All The Little Animals I Have Eaten highlighted at HPR

By Gurman Sahota, January 17 2017 — After stepping into a last-minute role on The Newsroom left by a departing male actor, Karen Hines experienced a cultural shift in gendered characters, notably within their dialogue. When Hines’ character was brought back for the next season, the part was revised for her. Suddenly, the character could…

Wait Until Dark for Vertigo Theatre’s latest

By Rachel Woodward, January 17 2017 — For most people, a night out at the theatre is a relaxing time, where participating as an audience member is limited to watching a story that might make you laugh or shed a tear. But when was the last time you sat at the theatre feeling genuine fear…

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