Open your ears
When Alexandra Wood’s The Human Ear opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, the Guardian called the play “fascinating, intricate and tricky”. And the eerie setup certainly sounds so: Lucy’s father was killed in the Gulf War and her mother’s just been murdered in an attack on a city bus. Now her brother is back after running away 10 years ago—but is he who he says he is? A young theatre company from Ireland, Untold Wants Theatre, stages this North American premiere in Vancouver. Prepare your brain for the puzzle.
The Human Ear is at Pacific Theatre from Wednesday (July 18) to July 25.
High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week
Kevin Schmidt: We Are the Robots
To October 28 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Interactive, DIY inventions are cool, hands-on fun.
A Few Good Men
To August 17 at the Jericho Arts Centre
For those of you who really can handle the truth.
As You Like It
To September 22 at Bard on the Beach
Real fake wrestling, 25 Beatles songs, and funky Fluevog shoes.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
To January 11, 2019, at Lipont Place
A quality display of 120 objects recovered from the wreck site, plus room re-creations.
To January 19, 2019, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
A thought-provoking dive into this region’s Indigenous tattooing.