Vancouver

Putz

[img_assist|nid=270|title=Putz|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=288|height=288]Company: Balley
Duration: 65 minutes
Waterfront Theatre

Scrupulosity's Andrew Bailey has a best friend who comes out to him as a lesbian and a psychiatrist who orders him to start dating. Then things get kinda weird. “One of the best shows of the fringe... It's impossible not to be swept up by Bailey's humour, compassion, and honesty.” -See Magazine, Edmonton. Directed by Jacob Richmond (Legoland)

Showtimes

Sep 4 - 6:00 PM
Sep 5 - 8:15 PM
Sep 7 - 6:45 PM
Sep 9 - 5:30 PM
Sep 11 - 8:30 PM
Sep 14 - 1:30 PM

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AfterLife

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Sunset Gun Productions
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70 minutes
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Studio 16
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Ruth would kill for a family. Marion wants to find her true yogic nature. And Karma, well, she’d settle for a bit of sanity. What do an Appalachian midwife, a 1960s homemaker and a slowly unraveling film producer have in common? Nothing. Oh, and everything. * * * * * "Superbly performed. An absolute must-see show" -- Monday Magazine

Showtimes

Sep 4 - 6:00 PM
Sep 5 - 8:30 PM
Sep 7 - 6:00 PM
Sep 9 - 5:00 PM
Sep 11 - 8:30 PM
Sep 14 - 1:30 PM 

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Mr Fox

[img_assist|nid=266|title=Mr Fox|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=288|height=288]Company: Chipepd Paint Productions
Duration: 65 minutes
Performance Works

Fringe legend TJ Dawe and Greg Landucci have teamed up again! Following the sold-out success of the 2007 Fringe hit DISHPIG, (Pick of the Fringe - Vancouver, Best of Fest - Winnipeg, Patron's Pick - Orlando) they bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the twisted world of a rock radio station mascot.

Showtimes

Sep 4 - 5:45 PM
Sep 5 - 8:30 PM
Sep 6 - 5:00 PM
Sep 9 - 6:00 PM
Sep 11 - 8:45 PM
Sep 14 - 1:30 PM

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Oy Calcutta

[img_assist|nid=264|title=Oy Calcutta|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=288|height=288]Company: Peace in Our Time Productions
Duration: 75 minutes
Granville Island Stage

Driven by a sensational original soundtrack, "Oy Calcutta!" is a singing, dancing, hilarious, feel-good musical / comedy adventure set in India. Laughter, spirituality and irresistible grooves celebrate the unique magical mayhem of India and life in general everywhere.

Showtimes

Sep 4 - 5:30 PM
Sep 5 - 8:45 PM
Sep 7 - 7:15 PM
Sep 11 - 9:15 PM
Sep 14 - 1:30 PM

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Yoga Cannibal

[img_assist|nid=262|title=Yoga Cannibal|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=288|height=288]Company: Jungalee Gal Productions
Duration: 45 minutes
Playwrights Theatre Centre

Feeling a little empty? Needing to fill a void? *Ting* Welcome to Omega Orange yoga studio, and to our most successful yogini’s class. Yes, she may be heartbroken, but her success, fame and patented yoga can still lead almost anyone to enlightenment – for a price. *Ting!* One woman’s playful and cutting look at the consumption of culture in the quest for spiritual fulfillment.

Showtimes

Sep 4 - 5:00 PM
Sep 5 - 8:30 PM
Sep 7 - 6:45 PM
Sep 9 - 6:15 PM
Sep 11 - 9:00 PM
Sep 14 - 1:30 PM

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Letters from Lithuania is a site-specific work so complete in the use of its environment, so capable of immersing the audience into a different time and space that you will practically walk out of the show speaking Lithuanian.

OK maybe that’s a bit much, but in our little hamlet of Vancouver, I easily forget that site-specific theatre can be created for reasons other than our severe lack of theatre space (Click here for an update on the dangers of producing site-specific theatre for Mortal Coil).

Letters from Lithuania takes place at the Miniature Train in Stanley Park, which...

Allan Zinyk and Emma Slipp prepare to battle raccoons on the set of Letters from Lithuania. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Guest Artist: Bad Boys Redux – a feminist choreographer learns to love the male ego

After recently reviewing the premiere of my dance trio lunar rouge Alex Ferguson, of Plank Magazine, wanted to know more about my working process. We chatted on the phone for awhile, Alex posing interesting questions, me attempting to respond with some clarity. He then emailed requesting an article from me on any subject I cared to write about. After some deliberation — you know, which topic, what style, how long, why bother, I came up with the following.

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Chick Snipper
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Not a Bad Boy: Jennifer McLeish-Lewis in lunar rouge, recently choreographed by Chick Snipper; Photo: Chris Randle.
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A war. The sacrifice of a mother’s first born. The murder of a son protecting his sister. A love in exile. The disgrace of a noble general. Titus Andronicus starts off with enough conflict and blood in the first scene to have you checking for daggers in your own back.

The first thing you see when entering the theatre is a French maid wiping the blood from the floor. It sets the tone for this bloodier-than-Macbeth piece. And if brutality and murder is to your liking, you will have your pie and eat it, too with this Bard on the...

What's for dinner? Titus Andronicus: Jennifer Lines, Russell Roberts, Julien Galipeau, Bob Frazer; Photo: David Blue

In Metamorphoses Theatre Company's production of Chicago playwright Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses (based on Ovid’s myths of the same name), the ten actors constantly circle into and out of pool of waist-high water - a backyard children's pool edged with stairs and a faux-stone "deck" that functions as the stage.

When bodies on stage have to deal with physical elements like wind orheat or water, they move differently, which changes the baseline forhow a story can be communicated. In this case the actors bodies -almost continuously wet – demand attention and don't easily fall backinto a neutral stance, and I enjoyed that...

Pomona (Michelle Kim) caught in a moment of doubt. Photo: Alan Katowitz

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