Posts from the ‘The Arts’ category

West Coast Love Blooms in “Paradise Garden”

Last week I was invited to the opening of “Paradise Garden”, the premier production by Arts Club Theatre Company of Lucia Frangione’s (yet another Canadian playwright…

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Nixon and Mao Left Me Cold

I’m only a casual baseball fan. I know what a squeeze play is, how to throw a split-finger fastball and what it means to hit to…

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HIVE 3: The Fringe on Acid

On Friday night I was invited to HIVE 3, a site-specific installation of 12 short, concurrent performances out at the Great Northern Way campus. HIVE 3…

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Operatic Women Are Like That

I have seen no more than three operas in my life. The one I saw on Saturday night, at the invitation of Burnaby Lyric Opera’, was…

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Robert LePage’s “The Blue Dragon”

Last Thursday I saw “The Blue Dragon”, a play written and directed by Quebecois theatrical maestro Robert Lepage. He’s among the most reknowned living theatre artists…

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On Which Night Should You Attend a Play?

A reader wrote with an interesting question. They’re planning on going to see a play this month–Robert Lepage’s “The Blue Dragon”, and wondered “do I go…

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Rescuing Totem Poles in “Beyond Eden”

For many British Columbians, the words ‘Haida Gwaii’ speak of mystery. The words mean ‘Islands of the People’, and refer to the misty, cold Queen Charlotte…

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On Parental Coddling

I’ve got a friend who works in the administrative department of a local arts organization. She took a call from a parent: PARENT: Hi. My son’s…

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