The Coast - - EVENTS -

THE BLAZ­ING WORLD The Vil­lain’s The­atre re-imag­ines Mar­garet Cavendish’s 1666 proto-science fic­tion epic, high­light­ing how our own world is blaz­ing with the dire ef­fects of cli­mate change: Peg is a sci­en­tist study­ing a dy­ing species of fly which lives on a rapidly dis­solv­ing glacier in the Rocky Moun­tains. Un­sure of how to make a dif­fer­ence, she em­barks on a des­per­ate jour­ney which pro­pels her into a strange new uni­verse. Read more on page 15. Nep­tune Stu­dio The­atre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, Apr 11-18

THE DI­ARY OF ANNE FRANK A staged re­dux of Anne Frank’s well-doc­u­mented time sur­viv­ing be­hind a book­case in WWII-era Am­s­ter­dam. Pond Play­house, 6 Parkhill Road, Apr 5-6, 8pm; Sat Apr 7, 2 and 8pm

LAURA CASWELL’S BIRTH­DAY CABARET “Laura Caswell re­turns with an­other cabaret show that will in­spire and of­fend you all in the same sen­tence, bring you to tears and make you laugh all in the same song.” The Car­leton prom­ises of this mu­sic-and-dance filled set. The Car­leton, 1685 Ar­gyle Street, Mon Apr 9, 7:30-10pm, $10/$15

MAMMA MIA! A mother, a daugh­ter and three pos­si­ble dads: ABBA’s clas­sic tale of criss­crossed fam­ily ties gets the full the­atre treat­ment with this mu­si­cal. Nep­tune The­atre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, Apr 10-Jun 3

MORE PLAYABLE MO­MENTS Play­wrights Mark Foster, Kim Parkhill and An­drew Chan­dler ar­rive at this fundraiser with the first five pages of a script, hand­ing the un­fin­ished works to ac­tors for on­stage im­pro­vi­sa­tion. The Bus Stop The­atre, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street, Mon Apr 9, 7:30pm, $20 ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD An ab­sur­dist, ex­is­ten­tial­ist, tragi­com­edy by Tom Stop­pard, this play imag­ines and ex­pands the plot of two mi­nor char­ac­ters from Shake­speare’s Ham­let, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Dart­mouth Play­ers The­atre, 33 Crich­ton Street, Dart­mouth, Apr 5-21

THE SHOW MUST GO ON Grafton Street Din­ner The­atre does a spe­cial song-and-dance (and sup­per) at this fundraiser for Bide Awhile An­i­mal Shel­ter So­ci­ety. Grafton Street Din­ner The­atre, 1741 Grafton Street, Sun Apr 8, 4:30pm, $65

WAIT­ING FOR GODOT Sky Cur­tis di­rects this run of Sa­muel Beck­ett’s 1953 clas­sic that sees Vladimir and Es­tragon dis­cussing a va­ri­ety of top­ics while they wait for some­one named Godot. Read more on page 15. The Wait­ing Room, 6040 Al­mon Street, To Apr 6, 7pm

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