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ARTS CLUB GETS ECLECTIC Incoming Arts Club Theatre artistic director Ashlie Corcoran has announced a diverse first season for 2018-19. The roster features the West End hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and the Broadway Pulitzer Prize winner Sweat. Several shows dig into Punjabi, Chinese-american, and Indigenous heritage, including Sarena Parmar’s Punjabi Sikh Chekhov spin The Orchard (After Chekhov). There are works by Morris Panych (The Shoplifters) and Stars singer Torquil Campbell (True Crime). No locally written premieres appear in the lineup, but several Vancouver plays, including Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, will see remounts. Corcoran also launched a new resident-company program, naming Hardline Productions as the inaugural troupe. Hardline will remount its Indigenous war story Redpatch on the company’s Goldcorp Stage next March. See the full lineup at Straight.com.