Griffin and Sabine, the cryptic, illustrated series penned by British-born, Saltspring Island-based Nick Bantock, is like popup books for grown-ups. And just as addictive. Six bestsellers, three million copies sold and 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list later, it has made the transition from page to stage, running in Vancouver at the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island until Nov. 4. Griffin is a lonely postcard artist in Britain, who falls in love with Sabine, a mysterious South Pacific islander, via air mail. Their correspondence is surreal, funny, dark, and often desperate. In the play it becomes dialogue, adding another layer to their love story. Little is lost in translation to the stage.
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