Salt-Water Moon

It’s 1926 and every day the vil­lages of New­found­land are be­ing aban­doned by their young for a new life in the big city. But eigh­teen year-old Ja­cob Mercer has come home to Co­ley’s Point to win back his for­mer sweet­heart Mary Snow, who he abruptly left over a year ago. By the light of a moon-filled night, the for­mer lovers meet to con­front their past choices and con­tem­plate a pos­si­ble fu­ture to­gether. A Fac­tory The­atre pro­duc­tion tour­ing with Why Not The­atre. • Gate­way The­atre, Rich­mond, Feb. 15-24 • gate­waythe­atre. com

A Steady Rain

With dark themes, sharp sto­ry­telling and bit­ing repartee, this play by Keith Huff ex­plores the com­plex­i­ties of a life­long bond tainted by do­mes­tic af­fairs, vi­o­lence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Pre­sented by Seven Tyrants The­atre. • Pen­t­house Stu­dio The­atre, 1019 Sey­mour St., Feb. 16-March 3 • $25,

One­gin: Arts Club on Tour

When Ev­geni One­gin vis­its the Larin fam­ily es­tate, his ro­man­tic charms stir pas­sions long for­got­ten by its res­i­dents. Poet Vladimir Len­sky’s ro­man­tic ideals are chal­lenged af­ter One­gin flirts with his fi­ancée, Olga Larin, and even the sen­si­ble Tatyana Larin falls for the hand­some rogue. • Feb. 16-17: Kay Meek Cen­tre, West Van | Feb. 18: Anvil Cen­tre, New West | Feb. 20: Blueshore at Cap, North Van | Feb. 21-March 3: Sur­rey Arts Cen­tre • 604-687-1644,

Pourquoi tu pleures ... ?

Théâtre la Seiz­ième presents this hit tragi­com­edy. The death of an over­bear­ing fa­ther, an in­her­i­tance worth more than five mil­lion dol­lars to be dis­trib­uted ‘ac­cord­ing to in­di­vid­ual need’, and sud­denly the value sys­tem of a mother and her four chil­dren is se­ri­ously put to the test. • Wa­ter­front The­atre, Granville Is­land, Feb. 16-17, 8 p.m. • $39

Sal­mon Girl

This Raven Spirit Dance Pro­duc­tion ex­plores the world of water and sal­mon through the­atre, dance, mu­sic and pup­petry. A vis­ually stun­ning work that shares a First Na­tions per­spec­tive on the im­por­tance of sal­mon, this piece for all ages fol­lows the jour­ney of a young girl into this mag­i­cal world. • Pre­sen­ta­tion House The­atre, North Van, Feb. 17, 1 p.m. • phthe­

Pss Pss

Switzer­land’s Com­pag­nia Bac­calà’s award-win­ning clown show. Two mod­ern-day clowns take to the stage, play­ing out their unique and hi­lar­i­ous pas de deux through the univer­sal lan­guage of ges­ture and look. With ab­so­lute pre­ci­sion, Fas­sari and Pessi ma­noeu­vre through their per­for­mance with ex­pert slap­stick tim­ing and in­cred­i­ble ac­ro­bat­ics. With­out a sin­gle word be­ing spo­ken, they sweep us up in a time­less per­for­mance with all the se­ri­ous­ness, in­no­cence and mis­chief of the hu­man con­di­tion. • York The­atre, Feb. 20-March 4 • From $22,

An Al­most Holy Pic­ture

Sa­muel Gen­tle, a min­is­ter-turned-groundskeeper, has heard God’s voice three times in his life, but he has yet to find un­der­stand­ing or peace. An Al­most Holy Pic­ture fol­lows Gen­tle as he re­vis­its three turn­ing points in an in­ti­mate por­trait of faith, doubt and the pain that shapes our lives. • Pa­cific The­atre, Feb. 21-March 3 • $20$36.50 paci­ficthe­

The Past

Two ag­ing, lonely al­co­holics strike up an un­likely friend­ship at an AA meet­ing that goes badly side­ways. As their friend­ship deep­ens, the im­pul­sive young woman who brought them to­gether now seeks to drive them apart. Pre­sented by Speed­bump The­atre . • Stu­dio 1398, Granville Is­land, Feb. 21-March 3 • $15/$20 brown­pa­pertick­


The Arts Club The­atre Com­pany presents David French’s rau­cous com­edy that cel­e­brates the ups and downs of life in the the­atre. • Stan­ley In­dus­trial Al­liance Stage, un­til Feb. 25 • From $29

The For­eigner

The Lan­g­ley Play­ers’ win­ter play is a com­edy that will whisk au­di­ences away to the warmth of a fish­ing lodge in ru­ral Ge­or­gia where they will find an ar­ray of en­ter­tain­ing char­ac­ters. • Lan­g­ley Play­house, un­til Feb. 24 • $15 lan­g­ley­play­

The Garage Sale

Phil, a mid­dle-aged fa­ther, is frus­trated with the di­rec­tion his life has taken. But...he has a plan – sell ev­ery­thing and move his wife and two teenagers to the desert. Un­for­tu­nately he has ne­glected to men­tion this to his fam­ily. • Sur­rey Lit­tle The­atre, un­til Feb. 24 • $15/$17 sur­reylit­tlethe­

Drink­ing Habits

Two nuns at the Sis­ters of Per­pet­ual Sewing Con­vent have been se­cretly mak­ing wine to keep their con­vent open, but ev­ery­thing starts to go wrong when two snoop­ing re­porters show up and go un­der­cover in the con­vent as a nun and pri­est. Pre­sented by the Vagabond Play­ers. • The Bernie Legge The­atre, New West, un­til Feb. 25 • $12-$17 vagabond­play­

Don’t Dress For Din­ner

A sex farce se­quel to Boe­ing Boe­ing. Bernard and Robert are back! Now mar­ried, Bernard has not given up his swing­ing life­style. Hop­ing to spend a ro­man­tic week­end with his mistress, he tries to send his wife to her sick mother’s, un­der the pre­tence that he’s go­ing to have a boy’s week­end. • Coast Cap­i­tal Play­house, White Rock, un­til Feb. 24 • $10-$22 white­rock­play­

Fun Home

This Tony Award-nom­i­nated com­ing-of-age mu­si­cal is based on the graphic novel me­moir by Ali­son Bechde. The show fea­tures a pro­tag­o­nist, Ali­son, at three dif­fer­ent stages in life—as a child, a col­lege stu­dent and an adult—re­veal­ing mem­o­ries of her uniquely dys­func­tional fam­ily along the way. An Arts Club The­atre Com­pany pro­duc­tion. • Granville Is­land Stage, un­til March 10 • From $29

Bro­ken Tail­bone

Join cel­e­brated writer and per­former Car­men Aguirre on the dance floor and be trans­ported to Latin dance halls with vivid sto­ries of one of Canada’s most unique mi­lieus. • The Cultch His­toric The­atre, un­til Feb. 24 • $35

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