Amid the risk-taking and bold experimentation happening at the rEvolver Festival, which runs at the Cultch site from next Wednesday (May 22) to June 2, here are a few more shows worth catching:
My Dear Lewis
May 23, 25, and 28 and June 1 and 2 at the Culture Lab
Puppets, objects, videos, and music combine in Kyle Loven’s imaginatively staged one-man show about memory, mementos, and the meaning of life.
Other Inland Empires
May 22, 23, 25, and 26 at the Cultch Historic Theatre
Part travelogue, part vintage-pop-fuelled ode to Gidget, writer-director Julie Hammond’s new work is based on her own real-life adventure. It follows her quest to go back to Central Europe, somehow learn to surf there, and uncover the lost story of her grandmother’s Holocaust survival.
May 29 to June 1 at the Greenhouse Studio
Vancouver-based clown artist Candice Roberts uses her alter ego Larry to explore her experiences growing up in rural B.C. in the 1980s. Culled from the male archetypes that surrounded her during her upbringing, Larry helps her investigate gender stereotypes—and makes people laugh.