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Linda Griffith's play is a challenging piece of theatre but under the direction of Sarah Rodgers, the ten students of UBC's final year BFA class, playing 25 characters, managed to pull it off with a flair that would have made the duchess proud.  Griffiths has re-imagined the commonly known saga of the love affair between Edward VIII, reluctant heir to the throne of England,  and the charming upstart American divorcee, Wallis  Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor, for whom he renounced his crown.

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
Directed by Janet Wright
Arts Club Theatre Company
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Sept 6 to October 7, 2012

Vancouver, BC: Get your tickets for the Arts Club's...

Vancouver Fringe Festival Part V: Reviews by ARL

10) Home Free

11) God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Home Free (running time 55 mins)
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Brian Cochrane

Venue: Carousel Theatre
Still  to come
Fri, Sep 14, 7:00
Sat, Sep 15, 10:30
Sun, Sep 16, 6:45

Home Free has long been a favorite of scene study classes, partly because it features two young adults (and therefore covers the correct age...

 Fringe Festival Part IV. Reviews by GL and ARL.

8) Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft by Rebecca Steiner

9) Till Death Do We Part:

10) Romance by David Mamet

Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft (running time 60 mins)
Created by Rebecca Steiner & Theatre of the Beat
Venue: Revue Stage, Granville Island
Still to come:
Thu, Sep 13, 8:35
Sat, Sep 15, 7:15

The preshow beat of Credence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary  and the Rolling Stones' I...

JERSEY BOYS: The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Directed by Des McAnuff
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 5 - 23, 2012

Vancouver, BC:  I loved JERSEY BOYS. In fact, I actually have tickets to see the show again later this week.

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 Fringe Festival Part III. Reviews by GL and ARL.

In an interesting convergence of programming, there were common threads running through the three plays we saw in sequence at Studio 16 relating to ideas of recurring nightmares and to life moving off course. What we think our life will be and the way it actually plays out causes many of us anxiety.  What happens when the path we thought we were on diverges from our reality? In many ways, these three plays work to answer that question, although that's where the similarity of content ends.

4) Alpha by Evan Frayne...

 Fringe Festival Part II.   Guest Reviewer: Jo Ledingham.

4) Underbelly by Jayson McDonald

Underbelly (running time 60 minutes)

Written and performed by Jayson McDonald
Venue: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Still to come:
Sun, Sep 9, 3:35pm
Mon, Sep 10, 9:40pm
Fri, Sep 14, 10:40pm
Sun, Sep 16, 6:45pm
 
What turns out to be a full-blown, brain-assaulting rant against everything from democracy (“offering the illusion of participation”) to just about everything, begins innocently enough. Inspired
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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2012: Day One:

It's September and in Vancouver that means it is Fringe Festival Time. With a plethora of performances  on and around Granville Island, off-island theatres such as the Firehall, The Cultch and other venues like the CBC Studio or the  Waldorf Hotel, there is no shortage of choice whether your taste runs to comedy, drama or musical reviews. Check out the shows and events at the 2012 Vancouver...

Toronto's Summerworks 2012 Festival Picks
By Guest Reviewer: Jackie Mack

This summer’s attendance at Summerworks, unlike previous years where I was watching colleagues work, was dedicated entirely to reviewing what was seen. Thus rather than arranging my picks in an order of attendance, the following reviews have been arranged in my ascending order of preference. 

The Fever by Wallace...

Stationary: A Recession Era Musical
Directed by Laura McLean
Written by  Christine Quintana
Music and Music Direction by Mishelle Cuttler
Rap Lyrics by Brad Cochrane
Presented by Delinquent Theatre as part of the Neanderthal Arts festival
The Cultch

Vancouver, BC. This "recession-era" musical may be about doom and gloom...

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