SEPTEMBER 2022 | VOLUME 219
SEpt 19-OCT 2
FALL THEATRE SEASON OFF TO AN EXCELLENT START
The beautiful September weather may have something to do with it, but so far the fall theatre season is looking very good. Audiences have been packing houses and the work has been promisingly fine. So much to see and so little time! We’re looking at the final week of Bard on the Beach, the Best of the Fringe holdovers, and plenty of exciting openings. Check out our On Now and Coming Soon pages for all the latest offerings.
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PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St., is holding a Speaker Series: Recounting 90 Days, in conjunction with its production of 90 Days, about the expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972. Land: Landed – immigration and Indigeneity, Sept. 20, 2-4 pm; Chai ‘n’ Chat with 90 Days playwright Salim Rahemtulla, Sept. 22 & 23, 1:30 pm; 90 Days. 50 Years, Sept. 23, 2-5 pm. All events free, but registration requested for Land: Landed and 90 Days.50 Years: https://westerngoldtheatre.tickit.ca/events/16722
Fluevog Shoes in Kitsilano (2156 W. 4th Ave.) is holding a fundraiser for Touchstone Theatre, Oct. 6, 6:30-9:00 pm. 50% of all proceeds from sales will go to Touchstone. $5.00 registration includes a free drink. Entertainment by the excellent Krystal Dos Santos. Register at https://touchstonetheatre.com/shoe-in-touchstone-fundraiser-fluevog/.
The Jericho Arts Centre is available to rent, Oct. 3-30. www.jerichoartscentre.com
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has announced its 2023 lineup: the return of Daryl Cioran’s Beatles musical As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Lois Anderson’s new adaptation of Henry V, and from Calgary, Goblin: Macbeth. www.bardonthebeach.org
Richmond’s Gateway Theatre Academy is offering year-long and sessional acting and musical theatre classes for ages 6-18. https://gatewaytheatre.com/academy
Carousel Theatre for Young People is holding fall drama classes, including mini-classes for ages 3-6. Winter classes (Jan.-Mar.) are also open for registration: https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/drama-school/.
Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre is offering performing arts classes for ages 5-19 beginning Oct. 15. www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca
Plan your fall/winter theatre-going now. Check your favourite companies’ websites for details.
Please stay healthy and get boosted!
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