GLORY: Review

Original cast of GLORY. Set and Lighting Designer: Narda McCarroll. Costume Designer: Cindy Wiebe. Photo: Barbara Zimonick. Sophia Tavasieff Ice hockey: the quintessential Canadian sport. Dominated by men in the NHL in the 1930s, the teamwork, camaraderie, and sheer brutality of the sport brings people together, even in the most desperate of times. But what

Cherry Docs: Review

Pictured: Kenton Klassen and John Voth. Photo by Jason Benson. Jessica Kim In a two-actor/character comedy, a Neo-Nazi skinhead is represented by a Jewish lawyer. Hilarity ensues. Nah, just kidding. In 1998, Cherry Docs by David Gow premiered in Toronto. Though we don’t have manual door locks anymore, the issues discussed in Cherry Docs is

Jesus Freak: Review

Pictured: Kaitlin Williams and Katharine Venour. Photo by Jalen Saip. Jessica Kim Clara Campbell looks around at her family’s horrified faces around the dinner table. She had a whole speech prepared and was waiting for the right moment to tell them. All that’s gone out the window when she blurts it out: She’s Christian. In

Doubt: A Parable Review

Pictured: Tallulah Winkelman as Sister Aloysius. Photo by David Newham. A Guest Review by our Mainstage 2017 Director, Samuel Jing “What do you do when you are not sure…” are the memorable opening words to John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt – and exactly what ran through my mind as I walked into Vancouver’s historic Penthouse nightclub

Much Ado About Nothing: Review

Pictured: Matthew Rhodes and Sophia Paskalidis as Claudio and Hero. Photo by Javier Sotres. Jessica Kim It’s hard to go wrong with Shakespeare. The story and the script is guaranteed after the test of many decades, and tickets will sell. But while it’s hard to fail, it’s even harder to nail. How can you make

The Wolves: Review

Pictured: Jalen Saip and Paige Louter. Photo by Riun Garner. Jessica Kim I always don’t know who to relate to when it comes to teenage coming-of-age stories. None of the stereotypes fit me or my high school friends, and their issues seem unrealistic. Perhaps it’s the exaggeration of the American high school stereotypes or my strange

Krapp’s Last Tape: Review

Pictured: Linden Banks as Krapp. Photo provided by Seven Tyrants Theatre. “Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn’t want them back.”  Jessica Kim Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett explores the different people