Begin with the quest for a husband. Combine with a meddlesome stepmother, menacing suitor, mischievous girl, and three dashes of miscommunication, and the result is a typical 19th century drama.
A showcase of animated short films from around the world, the night was both entertaining and thought-provoking. It successfully brought together visually diverse pieces that each convey a different message and mood. The show was cohesive, and the films flowed into one another well.
When the cast and crew of She Kills Monsters met for the first time, they were not themselves. With the help of five Dungeon Masters, two pounds of multi-sided dice and dozens of character sheets, they become paladins, mages and heroes in the fantastical world of Dungeons and Dragons.
Virago Nation is a group of female warriors who are challenging stereotypes about Indigenous women and sexuality one burlesque performance at a time.
Through a combination of impressive acting, thoughtful set design and eerie sound effects, UBC Theatre creates an engaging and disturbing production of one of America’s most well known plays.
Culture at the Centre, a collaborative exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology, brings together the work of five Indigenous cultural centres and six nations. Its March opening showcased this attitude of partnership with a collection of performances and speeches by the communities involved.
Vancouverites don’t need a time turner to thumb through a first edition printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Instead, any muggle or wizard can head down to the basement of Irving K. Barber Library to see the book themselves.
Part of what keeps Smailes loving his job is the opportunity to learn something new and different every day. “You only have to go talk to a researcher about what they’re working on, and their excitement is infectious.”
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”
Regardless of what students are interested in, the new season of UBC Theatre offers myriad of options.
“The Aga Khan is well known for his commitment to reconciliation, but to reconcile two convocation ceremonies is really an accomplishment.”
Kealoha called the decision to pursue poetry as a career one of the single biggest decisions of his life. Even after the radical career change however, Kealoha did not abandon his scientific background.
Coren, a professor emeritus in the psychology department at UBC, has won numerous awards for his work, had his own television show called Good Dog!, written books that have topped the bestsellers lists, and currently writes the blog “Canine Corner” for Psychology Today.
“That was really challenging and also really exciting … to hear a director go ‘We don’t need to see frivolous women on stage. We can see real women. And these women take up space and they’re confident and intelligent and they know what they’re saying, and they’re complex and they’re making decisions.’”
The sheer amount of fun the actors seemed to be having helps keep the audience engaged, especially for those who may not have been following the quick jokes veiled in old English.