The tabloids called her “The Dumpster Darling” for the way she was found as an infant, her torso stabbed, her hands burned with chemicals, her little body wrapped in plastic and left to die — presumably by her parents.
If you saw our fall performance of “Bug” by Tracy Letts you’re familiar with Lori Triolo as the powerhouse actor who played Agnes. She took the character from good-natured party girl hiding from her past to unhinged enabler ready to literally watch the world go up in flames.
It’s hard to imagine a downtown Vancouver not teeming with development – new office buildings perpetually under construction and a skyline getting higher and higher. But when you’ve not only been in Vancouver for a couple of decades but helmed the association representing the downtown core since 1992, you’ve seen a lot of things.
Last week a theatre producer was thoroughly fed up when Jon Snow fans came to see Kit Harrington in a production of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre. According to the critic, young audience members enjoyed big macs, talked, used their phones (in some instances to record), and were generally unruly.
Welcome back to the weekly round up of stuff happening IRL around Vancouver. As the weather continues to be cool we say take advantage of some indoor fun and get ready to pounce when the sun comes out. We’ve rounded up the best when it comes to plays and the playful and give you options on the free, cheap, and worth splurging for (and no, there is no Pokemon on this list).
In tough times the arts are often cast aside as a luxury. “We have more important things happening!” people exclaim. But artistic forms have always helped us shape societies and, perhaps even more importantly, understand them. With very real, tough issues dominating the news, theatre may offer some ways to help us process – here are a few reasons why.