One of my favourite Vancouver date night activities with my husband is a dinner and a show, which is why I’m so excited to partner with the Jessie Awards this year to bring you monthly theatre listings.
The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards are an annual awards ceremony and party produced by the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Society to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Professional Theatre Community.
February Theatre Listings for Vancouver
Moonlodge by Margo Kane
Produced by Urban Ink in association with The Arts Club and the Talking Stick Festival
BMO Theatre Centre Goldcorp Stage
February 17-25, 2017
Moonlodge (premiere: Native Earth, Toronto, 1990; toured Australia, 1997) evolved from a piece of oral storytelling into Kane’s first written script. The play explores the traumas suffered by young natives forcibly removed to residential schools, and possible ways of healing.
The Men in White by Anosh Irani
Presented by The Arts Club Theatre Company
Granville Island Stage
February 9 to March 11, 2017
When Abdul’s cricket team decides to take action to end their losing streak, they talk of recruiting Abdul’s brother, Hasan, who is an expert at the sport. But bringing Hasan from India to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all members of the team agree with the high cost. Follow this heartwarming story of how home can be found in sport and unite family across nations.
Presented by Mindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton
Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch
February 21 to March 4, 2017
am a explores identity through the lens of neuroplasticity, a science that examines the brain’s capacity for change. But how do we change our brains? And if we can change, how far can we go? Using personal text, scientific writings, dance, song, and frivolity to explore personal confrontation, am a is a celebration of being human. Of daring to succeed. Of daring to fail.
Alone Together by George F. Walker
Presented by Green Thumb Theatre
February 15 to April 9, 2017
Alone Together tells the story of sisters Jess and Cara, ages 15 and 16, who have recently run away from an unpredictable and increasingly frightening home-life. Facing challenges beyond any they anticipated, the girls begin to realize that a life on the streets may not be a long-term solution, but the question remains, which environment poses the greater threat – the one they left behind, or the one that lies ahead? Alone Together is a moving portrait of the difficult choices youth in crisis are often presented with.
Freddie in the Neighbourhood
Presented by The Little Onion Puppet Company
Mount Pleasant Community Centre
February 5, 2017
Join Freddie the dog on a great adventure through his neighbourhood – making friends, discovering new abilities, and learning to be brave. This family friendly puppet show, using muppet-style hand puppets and shadow puppetry, was created with the direction of Grade 3 students at Mount Pleasant Elementary School.