Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Five.

Victoria Fringe 2015 Yanomi Shoshinz in Kiss Around Pass Around

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Five. August 26-September 6, 2015 in Victoria BC. Reviews of Kiss Around Pass Around by Yanomi, Uncouth by Wyndy Wynazz and The Trouble with Facebook by Theatre Theatre. Find all my Victoria Fringe coverage HERE: As the last weekend of the festival approaches, be prepared by purchasing tickets in advance where possible—there are only a certain number sold and popular shows do sell-out of … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Three.

Almost a StepMom Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Three.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Find all my Victoria Fringe coverage HERE.  Day Three reviews of Almost a Stepmom, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, Camel Camel, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, The Most Honest Man in the World and Brain. This year’s Fringe (and remember, it’s always the luck of the lottery) features a large number of storytellers, several of whom were … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two.

Icarus Dancing Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two. Victoria Fringe Festival 2015, August 26-September 6 in Victoria BC. Day Two of the Victoria Fringe began, once again, with Venue 6 Langham Court Theatre, for Rob Gee in Icarus Dancing, and Daughter of Turpentine by Leah Callen. I finished the night at Venue 3 The Metro Studio with Bear Dreams by For Body and Light.  (Please note--I'll have the review of Bear Dreams posted here on … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day One.

Inventor of   All Things Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day One.  The 29th Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Over the past few years, I have applied my fellow Fringe fanatic Arlene’s advice and stayed in one venue per night. The start of the 29th Victoria Fringe Festival saw me happily ensconced at Langham Court Theatre (Venue 6) for an evening with Jem Rolls (The Inventor of All Things), Caitlin McFarlane & Vince Leblanc-Beaudoin … [Read more...]

The Improvised Tragedy by Lightning Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2015. Preview.

An Improvised Tragedy Victoria Fringe 2015

The Improvised Tragedy by Lightning Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2015. Preview. Kevin Koch, founder of Lightning Theatre, was kind enough to answer a few questions.  Their show, The Improvised Tragedy, is at Venue 8, the Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street.  It starts Thursday August 27th at 8:45pm and runs to Thursday September 3rd at 7:15pm. When was Lightning Theatre founded? I founded Lightning Theatre along with my first production … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My “away” picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2015

Victoria Fringe 2015. My "away" picks. Victoria Fringe August 26 - September 6, 2015 I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My local picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2015

Victoria Fringe 2015 My local picks. I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered from 2007 to 2013, regularly see 30-40 shows … [Read more...]

BOOM by Rick Miller at the Belfry Theatre August 4-23, 2015. A Review.

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BOOM by Rick Miller at the Belfry Theatre August 4-23, 2015 From the macro to the micro, Rick Miller’s BOOM, currently at the Belfry Theatre until August 23rd, is a sweeping, dazzling and entertaining display of creativity and research. Marrying historical, personal, musical and political observations of the defining moments in a sweeping 25 year overview of the Baby Boom generation this ambitious creation showcases Miller’s enormous talents … [Read more...]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.  July 8-August 8, 2015 in Victoria BC. Is there any more enchanting story in all of Shakespeare’s canon than A Midsummer Night’s Dream with its interwoven tales of young lovers, workers, faeries and nobles? Oft interpreted, “Dream”, as it is sometimes called in short hand, is in the public mind of late with the film version of Julie Taymor’s stage production … [Read more...]

The Tempest by Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea July 2-August 2, 2015. A review.

Prospera and Ariel The Tempest July 2015

The Tempest by Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea July 2015. A review. Victoria is a city rich in outdoor sites for summer cultural events, and one of the most spectacular has to be the seaside from Dallas Road. Robert Light, founder of Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea, now in its fourth season, decided to capitalize on the amazing views of sea, mountains and passing ships for the staging of his festival, which joins the ranks of over … [Read more...]