Vancouver’s housing featured in new play, Satellite(s)

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Interlaced with equal measures of pain and humour, Satellite(s) is set to hit the Vancouver stage on November 16, 2017. Produced by Solo Collective Theatre, the play is inspired by Caroline Adderson’s book on Vancouver’s ever-shifting housing landscape, Vancouver Vanishes. An existential exploration of relationships and real estate, Satellite(s) is directed by the award-winning Bill Dow and runs from November 16 to 26 at Performance Works on Granville Island. To book tickets, call the box office on 604-687-3020. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes graces the Surrey Arts Main Stage with fanciful Baskerville

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After a month-long run at Stanley Theatre, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery comes to the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre. There’s no wonder why it’s made its way out here, this play is hilarious. The acting is great, the story is fast-paced and farcical, and the directing is inspired.

Alex Zahara plays Sherlock Holmes, and I can’t help but be reminded of Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart. He’s both outlandish and absurd with the quirks audiences have come to expect from Holmes, but with a flair for the dramatic not unlike Shakespeare. Mark Weatherley as Dr. Watson holds the whole show together, “I’m not dead” is probably the best line of the whole production. His comedic timing and delivery is pointed and exact, while still feeling very natural. Continue reading

Baskerville comes to the Surrey Arts Centre

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After a month-long run at Stanley Theatre, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery comes to the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre.

Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs in this zany whodunit based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit. The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary!

Director John Murphy says, “Baskerville is definitely a comedic romp, but the play also maintains the original story’s gothic feel, so there are moments when we hope to scare the bejesus out of people.” Perfect for the spooky month of Halloween.

Baskerville runs October 12-22, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are $25 to $55, including all fees. Box Office: 604-501-5566 | 13750–88 Avenue. Tickets Online: tickets.surrey.ca.