Theatre critics’ picks by Colin Thomas on Feb 28, 2013

Never Shoot A Stampede Queen

(May 10 to 25 at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage)

In this stage adaptation of his book Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo, Georgia Straight contributor Mark Leiren-Young mines the comedy from his time as a journalist at the Williams Lake Tribune.

The Draw: A trifecta of awesomeness: the book won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2009; star monologist TJ Dawe acts as dramaturge and director; and Zachary Stevenson, who was the geeky, sexy lead in the Arts Club’s The Buddy Holly Story, takes on the solo performance duties.

Target Audience: City kids who dream of going country. This includes everybody in Vancouver who drives an SUV thinking that, one day, they might take it off-road.

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