October-November Theatre in Vancouver

Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, there’s always some good theatre to see during the fall in Vancouver. It’s a great way to spend a rainy night after dinner at one of the city’s excellent restaurants, and it showcases local acting and staging talent, which deserves to be discovered.

Comedy: Boeing Boeing

This farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti will take you back to the swinging 60s. A successful architect, Bernard, must make sudden changes to his life when a faster jet means his three fiancées are in town at the same time: Gloria, Gabriella and Gretchen—all stewardesses who ignore each other’s existence. When a friend staying over, Robert, forgets which lies to tell to which girl, hilarity ensues.

On tour throughout the Lower Mainland—more information here.

Drama: People Like Us

A powerful tale of love, family and trauma in the midst of war, People Like Us is about a military policeman who comes back changed after the Gulf War. Amidst their daughter’s wedding, his wife will join the battle for better veteran support. This play by Salt Spring Island writer and poet Sandi Johnson is sure to touch you.

At the Firehall Arts Centre—more information here.

Drama: Closure

A British man decides he wants to meet his father, a Canadian soldier who visited England during WWII. Spanning four generations, this play explores the themes of family, youth and old age, and how the young can bring out the best in the old.

At the Jericho Arts Centre—more information here.

For more information on plays currently on in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, visit the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance.

Photo by Alyson Hurt