The Arts Club reopens this summer with live on-site shows

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      It's a wonderful day for fans of live theatre in Vancouver.

      The Arts Club Theatre Company has just announced that it will reopen its venues for live, on-site theatrical productions this summer.

      This programming will including performances of I, Claudia from July 22 to August 15, and Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, from August 5 to 29.

      “Once the province announced the plans to lift restrictions, which included allowing limited indoor gatherings, we celebrated the news," says Arts Club artistic director Ashlie Corcoran in a press release. "Then we got busy doing what we do best—creating live theatre!.”

      Kristen Thomson's I, Claudia is described on the Arts Club website as "a refreshingly candid and delightful look into a young person’s psyche, shared from multiple perspectives through mask work." It will star Lili Beaudoin and be performed on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

      Beau Dixon's Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story is billed as "the inspiring true story of the African-Canadian 'singing miner' that emerged from the 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia, mining disaster." It stars Jeremiah Sparks and will be performed at the Granville Island Stage.

      Arts Club will also release an audio version of Melinda Lopez's Mala, featuring Carmen Aguirre as a woman who faces competing demands on her time and emotional resources. The audio play will be available from September 1 to 28.

      Tickets for all three shows will go on sale next Wednesday (June 16) and you can find them here.