Posts tagged ‘play’

What’s ‘This’ play about?

“A crisp, smart urban comedy about modern relationships in crisis.” That’s how the Vancouver Playhouse introduces their newest play, This, from Vancouver-born playwright Melissa James Gibson.…

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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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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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Writing About What You Know

One of the first pieces of writing advice you ever hear is “write what you know”. This is valuable, if imprecise wisdom. It means both “write…

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Polly Noonan’s Peculiar Biography

On Thursday night, I was thrilled to see “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”, a play at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre. In terms of new American drama, Steppenwolf…

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