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folker
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posted 28 January 2007 09:19 PM      Profile for folker     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone seen any independent theatre in Vancouver lately? The indie theatre scene in Vancouver is thriving and is one of the most vibrant in Canada--so much for the once commonly held belief that Vancouver was the backwater of Canadian theatre.

The PuSh Festival is still on, and on Feb 4th there will be a reading of Copper Thunderbird, the new play of one of my fave playwrights, Marie Clements. The Blue Light, a terrific play by Mieko Ouchi about the life and art of Leni Riefenstahl, is still playing at the Firehall.

Among the plays that are opening this week, the one I'm anticipating the most is Adrift on the Nile, produced by neworldtheatre at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. I saw the show in its original incarnation at Magnetic North in St. John's, and is the most intricate, complex depiction of Middle Eastern/Arab life I've ever seen on stage or screen. Apparently it's been revamped since then--I can hardly wait to see this new version.

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obscurantist
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posted 30 January 2007 01:38 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Folker, thanks for this. I haven't seen much live theatre in the last several years. Used to see a lot when I was working on play productions in university, and I'd like to get back into both watching and taking part in it. So thanks for the tips -- hopefully it'll encourage me to get out there!
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