By Matthew Willis
By William Shakespeare
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-9 at The Shop Theatre, 125 E 2 Ave., Vancouver
BlackSpear Productions and Renegad Productions Inc.
The story about the Prince of Denmark is the same, except this time, it is the Princess of Denmark. This production of Shakespeare’s prototypical tragedy stars a female Hamlet along with a variety of other cross-genre casting. The talent ranges from actors in their first Shakespeare experience to veterans who have preformed for Queen Elizabeth II. For more ticket and show information, you can email the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://theshophamlet.brownpapertickets.com/.
By David Hudgins
Nov. 13-23 at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St., Granville Island
Solo Collective Theatre
Small Parts brings music, comedy and true stories together in a memory play inspired by the playwright’s experience directing his mother’s first script as she was dying from ovarian cancer. If you are looking for something heartfelt and autobiographical for the cold, rainy November days, this will suit your tastes just fine. For more ticket and show information, visit http://www.solocollective.ca/.
By Morris Panych
Nov. 12-16 (matinee 2 p.m., evenings at 7:30 p.m.) at the Dorothy Somerset Studios, 6361 University Blvd, University of British Columbia
UBC Players Club
The UBC Players Club’s first main stage show of the season features Governor General-award winning playwright Morris Panych’s story about a man who contemplates suicide by leaping off the seventh story of a building. He overhears the stories and struggles of the neighboring residents who barely notice him and continue to engage in their theatre-of-the-absurd lives. For more ticket and show information, visit http://www.ubcplayersclub.com/productions/.BC, British Columbia, live theatre