Lest we forget, there are other loss- and remembrance-themed arts events going on this weekend, including these:
The Ceasefire Series
To November 17 at the Cultch’s venues
Three provocative new plays examine the toxic effect of war in theatrically compelling and media-smart ways. Don’t miss The Believers Are But Brothers, a surprising investigation of the forces that radicalize young British Muslims, which closes on Saturday (November 10) at the Vancity Culture Lab. Running a day longer at the York Theatre, the Belgium–U.K. production SmallWaR features a bravura performance from Valentijn Dhaenens, who embodies a dying soldier—and his nurse—as they negotiate the worth of his death. And, after that, Amiel Gladstone’s Three Winters riffs on Shakespearean text while travelling through the present, the recent past, and a Second World War prisoner-of-war camp—with an all-woman cast. It’s up at the Historic Theatre until November 17.
Sounding the Sophia
Friday and Saturday (November 9 and 10) at Mountain View Cemetery’s Celebration Hall
A companion piece to the Little Chamber Music Series That Could’s Centum Corpora, Sounding the Sophia looks back to a shocking maritime disaster on the B.C. coast. When the SS Princess Sophia sank in 1918, more than 350 passengers and crew lost their lives—a tiny number compared with those lost in the First World War, but a tragedy nonetheless. Composers Nancy Tam, Kathleen Allan, and Mishelle Cuttler each contribute a requiem, to be played by the LCMSTC’s all-star quintet.