Cost of Living: sentiment, beauty, mistakes

The Arts Club Theatre/Citadel Theatre co-pro of Cost of Living is at the BMO Theatre Centre

This is where it gets beautiful. (Photo of Ashley Wright and Teal Sherer by David Cooper)

Equivocation isn’t much fun, but it’s all I’ve got. [Read more…]

The Birds & the Bees: A play about U-turns takes one of its own

The Arts Club is producing Mark Crawfods The Birds & the Bees at the Granville Island Stage.

Do older people have sex? Yes. Yes we do. (Photo of Tom McBeath and Susinn McFarlen by Moonrider Productions)

Sometimes I think that theatre companies should offer half-price tickets to people who only want to watch Act 2. [Read more…]

A Thousand Splendid Suns could easily lose 250 of them


The Arts Club is presenting A Thousand Splendid Suns at the Stanley Theatre.

This is one of the best moments in One Thousand Splendid Suns. It comes early. (Photo: David Cooper)

Act 1 is so boring that friends who left at intermission expressed their condolences when I told them I was staying. [Read more…]

Matilda the Musical survives its director

The Arts Club is presenting Matilda the Musical at the Stanley.

This girl, Thailey Roberge, is one of the best reasons to see Matilda at the Arts Clubs. There are also reasons not to. (Photo by David Cooper)

Matilda the Musical survives Daryl Cloran’s direction, even though he makes a good stab at bludgeoning it to death. [Read more…]

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