Kim’s Convenience: Review

Pictured: James Yi and Lee Shorten. Photo by Jalen Saip. “I love you, too, appa, and no one’s twisting my arm to say it“ Jessica Kim The cynic in me says representation is a fad. Disney wants it. Pixar shows it. Hollywood sells it. Black Panther, Moana, Coco, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,

Marion Bridge: Preview

Pictured (L to R): Beatrice Zeilinger, Lynda Boyd and Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper. Jessica Kim Kay Meek Arts Centre and Wing & Prayer Productions present Marion Bridge, a play about three estranged sisters and their past, present, and future. Each sister struggles and confronts events and traumas while caring for their dying mother. “Happy

The Human Ear: Review

Pictured: Paige Louter and Éanna O’Dowd. Photograph by Jalen Laine. Jessica Kim I can safely say The Human Ear by Alexandra Wood is the most minimalist- and perhaps experimental play I watched so far. There is no set or props. Just two actors on a stage. It could have been confusing or dull at times,

Dark Road: Review

Pictured: Rebecca Walters and Paul Herbert. Photo by Derek Fu Jessica Kim Dark, gritty British police drama. That’s what I got when I looked up the play beforehand. For me, this felt like something new and old at the same time. I was more used to detective dramas and novels, but it should be similar

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

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