April 17 at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts
Okay, so a trip to Lisbon and its atmospheric tavernas might not be in the cards this year. You can still lose yourself in the soulful mystique of fado with the return of glamorous Portuguese sensation Mariza—who seems to have as fervent a following here as she does in her homeland. Expect to travel the full gamut of emotions as the platinum-cropped, Mozambique-born, Mouraria-raised fadista showcases new songs from her recently released eponymous album.
King Richard and His Women
April 11 to 19 at Tyrant Studios
In this new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic by Vancouver-based playwright Camyar Chai, Richard III is really called to account. Wounded in battle and hovering between life and death, the title character (Daniel Deorksen) is confronted by the women he has loved, hated, and destroyed. It all takes place in Seven Tyrants Theatre’s intimate new space in the historic Penthouse Nightclub.