Dark Road: Review

Pictured: Rebecca Walters and Paul Herbert. Photo by Derek Fu Jessica Kim Dark, gritty British police drama. For me, this felt like something old and new at the same time. I was more used to detective dramas and novels, but it should be similar enough, right? Yes and no- it was edgier than I expected.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Review

Pictured: Kirsten Slenning and Tanja Dixon-Warren. Photo by Derek Fu. Jessica Kim It might be a little embarrassing for me to call myself a McDonagh fan after just one play and two movies, but I was still happy to add another to that list. I was especially excited because The Beauty Queen of Leenane is part

Co-Production with Wunderdog Theatre

The UBC Players Club is proud to announce our co-production of Dear Elizabeth, a Vancouver Fringe Festival Production with Wunderdog Theatre! Integrating new technology with traditional theatrical conventions, Wunderdog Theatre is a Canadian theatre company that explores new ways to tell classic and critically acclaimed stories, examining the way we consume narrative in a digital

Kill All Politicians: Preview

Jessica Kim “Vagrant Players Theatre Society presents a one act comedy about the politics of friendship. Washington DC twenty-somethings Stu and Ben are bored, stoned, and spending another night inexpertly dissecting senatorial vote-trading when a parking ticket sends Stu over the edge. As he plots to rid America of political misbehaviour once and for all,

Tolkien: Review

Pictured: Erla Faye Forsyth and Simon Webb in Tolkien. Photo by Damon Calderwood. Sebastian Ochoa Mendoza Tolkien, written and directed by Ron Reed, is a new production staged by Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, for which Reed works as the artistic director. I caught the opening night of the production, and was instantly intrigued by the alley stage

Once On This Island: Review

Pictured: Top Row (L-R): Ricardo Pequenino, Alexandra Quispe, Sari Rosofsky, YooRa Kang Bottom Row (L-R): Michael Gnansounou, Brianna Clark Jessica Kim How to describe this musical? I think it’s best to go with “Moana meets The Little Mermaid“. Once On This Island by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Falherty is told as a story or folktale

Mainstage Proposal Submission DEADLINE EXTENDED

Hello, Players! It’s time to think about the mainstage production for the next school year! Do you want to direct a mainstage production this fall AND choose which play? Look no further. Any aspiring director, experienced or inexperienced, can apply by filling out the UBC PC Mainstage Proposal Form and emailing it over to productions@ubcplayersclub.com

Bar Mitzvah Boy: Review

Jessica Kim “If God had known about Hawaiian pizza, there would have been a loophole in this whole kosher thing.” What does it mean to believe? Sometimes we put in so much significance in something that we don’t stop to think why. Bar Mitzvah Boy by Mark Leiren-Young, directed by Ian Farthing, attempts to answer