With weather this magical, it’s worth heading down to Granville Island for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Carousel Theatre for Young People’s summer teen-Shakespeare offering. Not only is the stage outdoors, but the all-ages production features a festival village, concession, and kid-friendly activities both beforehand and during intermission. Mike Stack directs a cast of 18 young actors, aged 13 to 18, in the classic tale of fairies, mischievous servants, and a man with a donkey’s head. Did we mention admission is free? Remember that premium seating is available for $6 in advance.
Carousel Theatre for Young People presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the outdoor stage by Performance Works from Friday (July 27) to August 11.
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Gender Roles Playing on Stage
August 1 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Paul Wong Projects takes traditional Beijing opera in gender-bending new directions.
To September 13 at Bard on the Beach
Aristophanes relocates to Vancouver, with bawdy, boisterous results.
To August 17 at Malkin Bowl
Another reason to get outside: triple-threat retro-musical tap-dance fun in Stanley Park.
To September 30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
A celebration of the iconic Canadian getaway in all its fascinating forms.
To August 16 at the Jericho Arts Centre
A good crime thriller for a summer night, right down by Jericho Beach.