Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five.

For Body and Light Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five. Reviews of For Body and Light, Unpossible! and Ode to Dyads. More information at VictoriaFringe. Tickets through TicketRocket, at the Fringe Box office or at the venue. I highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance for the final weekend, and for shows you do not want to miss.  The Victoria Fringe Festival—and others on the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals circuit—offers … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Four.

I Claudia Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Four. Reviews of I, Claudia, So…What About Love, Saudade, Selkie Tales, Spilling Family Secrets, Paleoncology. See a complete list of shows at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets through Ticket Rocket online, at the Fringe box office, or at the venue.  Remember that the final weekend is always busy, and shows sell out. If you want to be assured a seat, purchase tickets in advance. There are … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Three.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Three. Reviews of SEVEN, The Princess Rescue Force, The Anthropocalypse, Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, Improv Club-an Improvised Chuck Palahniuk. My Victoria Fringe Day Three was full of shows by artists (Broken Rhythms Dance, Robin Gadsby of New Blood Theatre, shayne avec igrec and Johnny McCrae aka 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac, Dave Morris) I’ve come to know and appreciate over the past few years—some … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Two.

Vasilisa Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Two--Vasilisa, The New Conformity, BITS, Mask Over Matter The Victoria Fringe Festival 2014 features a wide-variety of shadow puppetry, circus, dance, improvisation and vaudeville/comedy. Day Two offered some of each of these genres. (I'm posting reviews of Vasilisa and The New Conformity and will update BITS and Mask Over Matter later). Vasilisa, by Ouroboros Shadow Pictures, is the re-telling … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day One-Lady Audley’s Secret, Red Herring, Rope of Sand.

Lady Audleys Secret Victoria Fringe 2014

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day One-Lady Audley's Secret, Red Herring, Rope of Sand. It’s no secret—I love the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival.  Over the course of 11 days audiences have the opportunity to view 300 performances of 55 shows in a wide variety of styles.  It’s this aspect that pleases me the most—the exposure to improv, puppetry, magic, vaudeville, drama, comedy, spoken word, burlesque, dance, physical theatre and … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My “away” picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014 my “away” picks. The 28th annual Victoria Fringe Festival August 21-31 2014. I love the Victoria Fringe Festival. I get to applaud visiting artists whose work I have come to know over the years, and am always on the look out for people who are, as yet, unknown to me. Since falling in love with the fringe in 2006, I regularly see between 30 and 40 fringe shows, and attend more theatre during the year.  In … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My “local” picks.

Victoria Fringe logo

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My "local" picks. The 28th annual Victoria Fringe Festival August 21-31, 2014. I love the Victoria Fringe Festival. I get to applaud local artists I’ve met over the years, and am always on the look out for people whose works is, as yet, unknown to me. Since falling in love with the fringe in 2006, I regularly see between 30 and 40 fringe shows a year, and attend more theatre during the year.  In addition … [Read more...]

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at Gabriola Theatre Festival

TRUNK

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre.  August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at the Gabriola Theatre Festival. I was first introduced to the work of Kerploding Theatre at the Victoria Fringe in 2013, where they won "Pick of the Fringe" for TRUNK.  In the fall I had the opportunity to attend Amelia and the Dwarves, produced as part of the Student Alternative Theatre Company (SATCo) at the University of Victoria, and then this spring watched … [Read more...]

Boeing Boeing at Langham Court Theatre July 23-August 2, 2014. A review.

Boeing Boeing July 2014

Boeing Boeing at Langham Court Theatre July 23-August 2, 2014. A review. Farce—fast, funny and physical—done well, is such a guilty pleasure for theatre-goers, and incredibly difficult for cast and crew. The action must be quick, most often involving an incredible number of exits and entrances with costume changes in between, but not so quick that the thread of the plot is lost.  Characters need to be over-the-top while remaining likable. … [Read more...]

The War of 1812-August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather.

War of 1812 by Wes Borg and Paul Mather

The War of 1812--August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather. Performed one night only in Victoria BC at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street) before heading to the Edmonton Fringe. Perpetual funny man and M award-winning performer Wes Borg (2011 and 2012 for Favourite Comedy Performer, 2014 for Top Improv/Sketch or Variety Performer) , presents a special opportunity to see his hit show The War of 1812. Originally written in … [Read more...]