Dates and Venue October 10 – November 3, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
What does it mean to give care? A shave, a helping hand, and forgiveness in the face of faults. Cost of Living is a play about relationships and living with physical disabilities, with surprise humour. A wealthy student is cared for by a young woman down on her luck, and a man rebuilds an old bond by providing aid to his ex-wife. These achingly human stories delve into the social divides between people, even as they strive to help.
from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue October 16-17, 2019 at 8pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Lucy Guerin’s Split reflects the dilemmas of negotiating
with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced
resources. Two female dancers – one clothed and one naked –
are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating
intensity, accompanied by a score by UK composer Scanner.
$34/$25 students and seniors: 604.684.2787 purchase online: www.ticketstonight.ca
Dates and Venue October 17, 19, 24 at 7.40pm & October 27 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
La Traviata was last performed eight years ago at Vancouver Opera. This perennial favourite has been given a brand-new look and features a terrific cast. In an unprecedented collaboration, five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to produce lavish sets and costumes inspired by the decadent music hall scene of 1920s Paris. Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life- threatening illness, is sung by Canadian Emily Dorn.
on sale now from $41.75. Purchase online at: vancouveropera.ca/la-traviata/
or call 604 683 0222
Dates and Venue October 17-26, 2019; 8pm (except Sunday and Monday); matinees Sat October 19 & Sun October 20 @ 2pm, Tues October 22 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
In Marjorie Chan’s
China Doll, Su-Ling is bound by tradition. Her grandmother
is determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to them
both. But when she learns to read, Su-Ling’s intellectual awakening
sets her on a dangerous path to independence.
Dates and Venue October 17 – November 2, 2019; 8pm (Sat. matinees at 2pm) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue
Experience Mary Shelley’s haunting fable of hubris and loss re-interpreted as an immersive audio drama. Victor Frankenstein and his monster weave a sonic spell over the Pacific Theatre stage in this brand-new adaptation.
$38.25. Contact the Box Office at (604) 731-5518 or
Everywhere From Here: New works by David Wilson
Where and when 1387 Railspur Alley, Granville Island | Oct. 24 - Nov. 5, 2019 (Artist in attendance reception on Sat. Oct. 26, 2 - 4pm)
Long known for his
urban scenes, Wilson has turned his eye to one of the Lower Mainland’s
most recognizable natural landmarks—The Lions. In his latest exhibition
of paintings, Everywhere From Here, Wilson takes those
twin summits rising high above Vancouver as his starting point. First,
there are the Lions themselves, presented in a painting in all their
majestic blue-and-white glory. In the rest of his suite of work, Wilson
imagines the city as seen from the vantage point of the mountains. Viewers
will recognize these scenes of downtown Vancouver, while seeing the
city in a new way.
Dates and Venues October 24 to November 24, 2019 | Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Rickshaw Theatre, and the WISE Hall
Now in its 19th year of celebrating works in comedy, music, theatre and dance, the Chutzpah! Festival has established a reputation for presenting Vancouver audiences with artists from all over the world. This year’s Festival will also showcase live music with film, and shines a light on artists from the U.K., Israel, Italy, U.S.A., and Canada.
range from $24 to $60 (plus applicable fees and service charges) available
online at www.chutzpahfestival.com or by phone at 604.257.5145
Kuroko by Tetsuro Shigematsu
Dates and Venue November 6 – 17, 2019, 7.30pm; matinees: Nov 10 & 17 at 2PM | The Cultch, 1895 Venables St,
Hiroshi has only a year left to live. During that time, he must somehow get his daughter Maya to leave her bedroom, something that hasn’t happened in over half a decade. She is hikikomori, an extreme recluse, who spends all her time in Virtual Reality, alone. Kuroko is a darkly comedic family drama about an agoraphobic daughter’s quest to find out the truth about her family.
Tickets $26 - $59 Purchase online at: https://thecultch.com/events/kuroko/
Dates and Venue November 5 - 10, 2019, 8pm (matinee Sat., Nov. 9 at 2pm) | Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
The show features the music of Green Day, one of the most successful rock bands around today.The show takes its name from the 2004 album of the same name. American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, sex, drugs, and rock and roll along the way.
$25-$45 Tickets: Now on sale at urp.ca
Dates and Venue November 6 – 10, 2019, 8pm, 2pm matinee on November 9 | Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Avenue
This Halloween Season, experience an adaptation of a tale of suspense and horror by Henry James that might just keep you on the edge of your seat. A young governess in Victorian England travels to an isolated Manor in the countryside to care for two recently orphaned children. She soon finds herself haunted by the malicious spectres of her predecessor, Miss Jessel, and the former valet, Peter Quint, who both died there under mysterious circumstances. But are these ghosts real, or just a product of her imagination?
Student/Regular $20/$25. Purchase online at www.theatrewire.com/
or at the Door
Venue November 12 - 17, 2019, at 8pm, (except Sunday at 7.30pm)
Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
on sale from today. From $47.50 - available by visiting vancouver.broadway.com/shows
or by calling 1-855-985-5000
Cultch and Urban Ink
Dates and Venues October 2 – 12, 2019, various times | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive & Historic Theatre & Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street
The festival features both Indigenous and non-indigenous performers taking the stages at all three Cultch venues. Burlesque, comedy, throat-singing, drag, circus, storytelling, dancing, spoken word and of course, live music will all be part of TRANSFORM. For a full schedule of events visit: transformcabaret.com/
Tickets Purchase online tickets.thecultch.com/Online/
Dates and Venue October 4 – 20, 2019, Wed - Sat at 8 pm; matinées - Sat and Sun at 2 pm | Jericho Arts Centre
Tickets $25, matinées $20. Purchase online at: tickets.theatrewire.com
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue September 26–October 26, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
The Birds & the Bees follows Sarah, a turkey farmer, who has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl the flirty neighbour and Ben an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the artsclub.com Box Office at 604.687.1644
Arts Club Theatre Company In partnership with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the book by Khaled Hosseini
Dates and Venue September 12 – October 13, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
In this sweeping tale set in war-torn Afghanistan, two women’s lives intersect through fate. The unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila (Anita Majumdar) and Mariam (Deena Aziz) helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act. A Thousand Splendid Suns, based on the best-selling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, is a haunting yet hopeful story that illuminates the strength of the human spirit.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644