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Jerusalem Johnny “Rooster” Byron a gypsy squatter, a wanted man, a folk hero to some and a villain to others. The authorities want to evict him. His son wants his dad to take him to the fair. A motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs. Presented by United Players (Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, Jun. 30)
Jack of Diamonds is Western Gold Theatre’s popular Studio Series of staged readings. The fun begins when four unique mad-cap residents of a luxurious, privately-owned retirement home discover that the con-man who had bilked them of their life savings is suddenly delivered among them. Pandemonium ensues as they try to find a way to exact their revenge, recoup their losses, and keep the authorities from discovering their plans. It’s all about diamonds and who gets them. (PAL Studio Theatre, Vancouver, Jun. 21-23)
Rock of Ages takes you back to the 80’s, when everything was big - big bands with big dreams, big sounds and even bigger hair! This Broadway musical features the hits of timeless bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Styx, Pat Benatar, and REO Speedwagon. Renegade Arts Co explores social issues through themes based around the music of the times (Metro Theatre, Vancouver, Jun. 27-Jul. 6)
Theatre Under the Stars invites audiences to a summer of inspiration with Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS’ 2019 season offers two exuberant musicals: one that tells the lighthearted tale of a mother and a daughter who embark on a hilarious quest to discover the identity of the daughter’s true father; the other shares the stirring account of a ragged band of newspaper boys in 1899 in New York City who strike for fair pay and humane working conditions (Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, Jul. 5–Aug. 17)
The Windsinger Magic! Betrayal! Revenge! Gather the family, pack a picnic and come to Town Centre Park for a whimsical outdoor performance of The Windsinger, a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s adventurous play, The Tempest, presented by Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe (Town Centre Park, Coquitlam, Jul. 23-28)
A Tender Thing by Ben Power What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, they lived into old age, their dazzling love to endure a more commonplace tragedy. Presented by United Players. (Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, Sep. 6-29)
The Price by Arthur Miller A New York cop and his estranged rich surgeon brother meet for the first time in 18 years in a brownstone attic to sell off their parents’ furniture. Watched over by the wily furniture dealer, Gregory Solomon, the brothers are party to revelation after revelation, by which they slowly come to realize the consequences of their past decisions. Presented by United Players (Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, Nov. 8-Dec 1)
News & AnnouncemenTs
Bard on the Beach’s 30th Anniversary Season Featuring four productions on two stages!
The Taming of the Shrew A hilarious Wild-West love story, where two fierce kindred spirits finally meet their match in each other.
Shakespeare in Love Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is looming and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. And then he finds his muse – Viola. She’s Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play.
All’s Well That Ends Well, set in India and sparked with South-Asian music and dance. Helena, a privileged young Indian woman, secretly loves Bertram, an officer in the British Army. Cultural, social and political barriers stand between them.
Coriolanus, a no-holds-barred political tragedy filled with resonance for our time. Shakespeare’s compelling story of the ruthless fighter, Coriolanus, as she fights for honour without compromise (Vanier Park, Vancouver, Jun. 5-Sep. 21)
Boca del Lupo is pleased to announce the Space Residency participants for 2019 in Performance Works to local and international creators. Over 30 applications were received for this program, and the three that were selected are:
O’wet by Quelemia Sparrow, Savage Society (Vancouver)
Virtual and Mixed Reality, Performance Corporation (Ireland)
Medea by Carmen Aguirre, Rumble Theatre (Vancouver)
Carousel Theatre for Young People’s 2019/20 Season Reaches for the Stars The 2019/20 CTYP Season explores the theme: Reach for the stars - as characters dream big, explore new worlds, and cherish new friendships and old, as they navigate the challenges that come with growing-up.
PTC Announces 2019 Block P (Producing for Theatre) Participants Mairy Beam, Kagan Goh, Rebecca Walters and Ilana Zackon, join the producer of the Fringe New Play Prize 2019 winning project (Mx) Shanae Sodhi.
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