Theatre Review: The Crucible at UBC Theatre

Last week I had a great chance to see the UBC Theatre program’s last show of the season! They’ve been doing more contemporary plays all season, so it was exciting to see them visit a classic: the Crucible. When you think of witches in history, you think of Salem. The Massachusetts town was the backdrop…

Wives and Daughters with UBC Theatre

I have always loved period dramas. For the longest time, Jane Austen was my favourite author. I must have watched Pride and Prejudice dozens of times growing up (Mr. Bingley over Mr. Darcy any day). So when I heard that UBC Theatre was putting on a romantic comedy set in the dreary 1800s English countryside,…

Happy Days – Theatre at UBC

It’s (finally) getting chilly again, and Autumn is firmly rolling in. This means pumpkin spice, cloudy skies, and indoor theatre! Most people don’t know that there are shows down at UBC, but the university’s theatre program puts on amazing shows throughout the year. This season, they started off with an alumni directed gem. Happy Days,…

Les Belles-Soeurs, uniquely Canadian and undeniably hilarious

Often, it’s hard to describe what makes up the Canadian identity. In a country full of so many different cultures, normally people shrug and point towards the closest place to get poutine. But there’s something about this play, either the distinct Quebecois dialogue or the little bit of O Canada thrown in at the end,…