The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Oct 31-Nov 19
Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull “respectable” life in 1888 Victorian London. He creates a formula to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but oddly compassionate Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll’s middle-aged normalcy continues — until Hyde’s passions begin to turn up a body count. This intimate version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s science fiction classic features two haunting chorus characters, who speed along the action, play many supporting roles, and speak to Jekyll as the voices in his head, spurring him toward triumph and tragedy
A haunting, transcendental exploration of man’s inner doppelganger. The consequences of unleashing one’s moral inhibitions is a theme of universal fascination – Canadian Premiere.
Starring (L-R in photo) Lara Rova, Darren Adams, Mia Ingimundson (3 time Jessie nominee), Tim Bissett (Best Actor Gemini nominee), Bill Croft, Brent Fidler (Best Actor Leo Award, Jessie + Gemini nominee), Sean Patrick Sonier, and Lisa Baran. Directed by Alex Kirkpatrick. Costume Design by Julie White (Ovation Award for Best Costumes). Lighting Design by Michael Methot (Best Lighting Design – Theater BC Festival, People’s Choice Award). Sound Design by William Ruptash. Set Design by Alex Kirkpatrick. Stage Managed by Samantha Pawliuk. Photo by Marina Karaevangelou. Photo Editing by Richard Payment.
Find tickets and more information here.
Arts Club Costume Sale – Oct 26th
Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Look no farther!
The Arts Club is hosting a costume sale on Thursday, October 26th from 4-9pm at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Avenue).
Sale items include mostly men’s and women’s contemporary and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories, plus a few specialty period costumes—just in time for Halloween!
Please note that the sale will be cash only.
More information here.
Shakespeare After Dark: The Halloween Show – Oct 28th
Improvised Shakespeare gets spooky this week, with a twist on their usual show.
Shakespeare After Dark is the highbrow fusion of Shakespeare served with a side of improvisational mischief. In the first half, you’ll witness a scene from the Bard utterly monkey-wrenched by an utterly punch-drunk cast member leaving the rest of the cast to improvise around them. Then, stick around for the second half where the cast lays the booze aside to serve a straight up Shakespearean tragedy – based on your suggestions. With a genuinely drunken professional actor volunteering every night, no two shows are ever the same. Side-splitting, raucous, and completely interactive, Shakespeare After Dark will blow you away.
Shakespeare After Dark seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist that only the spirit of improvisation can bring, whilst reminding them to to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.
Shakespeare After Dark regularly sells out so make sure you get your tickets in advance! Havana Theatre (1212 commercial drive). Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite.