OCTOBER 2023 | VOLUME 232
SEPT 25-OCT 8
Screw the Rain – See a Show
It’s officially fall, the rains have arrived, and we’re officially into the fall theatre season. Bundle up, get out the rain gear, and go see a show or three.
Theatre lovers, theatre students, theatre historians—amateur or pro—and casual readers are invited to browse our ARCHIVES pages. Read reviews of what you may have seen or missed over the past two decades of Vancouver-area theatre.
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Western Gold Theatre invites you to their Have a Senior Moment Festival of new play readings from senior artists. Fortunate Sons by Jay Brazeau, Oct. 5; They’re Naked, They’re Ugly, and They Owe Us Money by SusinnMcFarlen, Oct. 6; The Monarch by Michael Vairo, Oct. 7. All readings 7:30 pm at PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St. Tickets $15 (members $10) HERE.
Celebrate British Columbia’s arts and culture all across the province during BC Culture Days, through Oct. 15. https://culturedays.ca/en/events?province=bc
The 20th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival presents a staged workshop presentation of a new musical: Battle of Ballantyne Pier, with book by Sherry Macdonald and songs by Thomas Jones, Sherry Macdonald and Russell Wallace. Oct. 27-28 at Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St. Tickets & info at https://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/.
Touchstone Theatre invites proposals for its Flying Start program of new play development. Deadline for application: Oct. 31. Info at https://touchstonetheatre.com/flying-start/?mc_cid=d28eeeb324&mc_eid=c1d9fb3e8b
Congratulations to Playwrights Theatre Centre, celebrating its 50th anniversary as Vancouver’s primary new play development organization. To help the company meet its current fundraising campaign, go to https://www.playwrightstheatre.com/.
The Arts Club is holding its annual raffle: first prize, a round-trip flight with Westjet. Tickets available until Oct. 8. Info and tickets HERE.
It seems a long way away, but Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced its 2024 season: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure. https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/2024-season-announcement/
The Improv Centre is offering classes in improv at all levels this fall. For info and registration, go to HERE.
Carousel Theatre for Young People has openings in their fall classes for kids, adults, pre-teens and teens. https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/dramaschool
Richmond’s Gateway Theatre Academy offers year-long and sessional acting and musical theatre classes for ages 6-18. https://gatewaytheatre.com/academy
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— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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