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Theatre at UBC – celebrates world theatre day (March 26th)

Tomorrow, Friday March 26th, is world theatre day and Theatre at UBC is celebrating the occasion by offering $5 rush tickets at the door for the modern comedy classic, The Idiots Karamazov. The show runs at 7:30pm from March 19th to 28th at Frederic Wood Theatre.

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Mischa Bartkow Photography – ABANDONED (opens Thursday Feb. 5th)

ABANDONED is a photographic exploration on the beauty of being left behind. Mischa Bartkow, who has contributed his photography to MMV in the past, is excited to share this personal and iconic collection with you at his first solo show in Vancouver. The exhibition runs from February 5th to March 20th, but the opening reception is on Thursday February 5th, from 7pm to 10pm with live music and wine at The Beaumont Gallery (316 West 5th Avenue). To see more of Mischa’s work, visit www.mischabartkow.com.
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For advance and private viewing contact curator Anna Spencer (604) 733-3783 x 203.

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UBC Theatre – MEDEA (Jan. 21 to 31, 2009)

Do you have an interest in Greek tragedies? Arguably the most spectacularly complex woman in that genre has rematerialized in a unique 90 minute translation, which is unusually short for a play of this genre. Euripides’ Medea is the notorious mother who murders her children as revenge for her husband’s infidelity in this savage domestic tragedy about love, pain and retribution.
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From the press release:

The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides (484-407 BC) made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. By creating a complex, human, painfully sympathetic Medea, rather than the “evil sorceress” of Medea mythology, Euripides challenges our assumptions about the moral, social, and civic fabric of society. Euripides’ Medea gives us a nearer view of passionate emotion, both in its purest forms and in the wildest aberrations by which men are controlled, or troubled, or destroyed.

For an inexpensive preview of this upcoming play, reserve your tickets for a $6 preview on January 21st. The official opening night is January 22nd. Be sure to expect some special effects in the production!
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When: Jan. 21 – 31, 2009 (Mon. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC
Tickets: Regular $25, Senior $20, Student $15
Box Office: 604.822.2678
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Translated by: Kenneth McLeish, Directed by Lois Anderson
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For more information, visit: www.theatre.ubc.ca

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EVENT RECAP: A Conversation With Kim Cattrall

When Wasserman asked the audience, “Should we talk about Sex and the City?”, the entire room filled with applause. So what makes this TV series so special? Cattrall says it is hard for her to take an objective view because of her involvement in the series, but she describes it as “post-feminist”. For example, Sex and the City exemplifies working women with style, without the “man suit”. Cattrall believes the four main characters are “beautifully drawn” and together makes one complete woman. At this point, the audience reacted with a murmur of agreement. When asked if there is going to be a sequel for Sex and the City (the movie), Cattrall remarked that she gets into trouble every time she’s asked this, but, “it looks good“.

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East Side Culture Crawl (November 21 to 23rd)

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual free 3-day visual arts festival. This event involves artists who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront. Painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame… these are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios
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Purchase something that strikes your fancy, commission something to be uniquely yours, or just browse through the studios and meet the artists, learning about their specific works of art, materials and tools, approaches and techniques. This is a once a year opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their creations in the studios where they work. Be part of this exciting event, which brings people from all over the Lower Mainland, and share in the imaginations that enrich our neighbourhood and lives.
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Check out their Facebook Event.

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