Fundraiser for Actor, Chris Mackie, injured in pedestrian-bus accident

I was first introduced to Chris Mackie in 2008 when he performed  in Martin McDonagh’s harrowing tale The Pillowman at Theatre Inconnu.  He was so menacing as the cop Ariel that I was terrified, and queasy.

Pillowman - Chris Mackie III

photo by Thiago Sanna F Silva from Flickr, used with permission

Then he was one of the two characters in a reading of My Rabbi by Joel Bernbaum & Kayvon Khoshkam for Puente Theatre’s World Play series.

I was surprised to learn that Chris was also a practicing lawyer in town, and a certified fight master who worked with Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, and taught at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

He had a  recurring role as a  Mountie character in the long running Atomic Vaudeville cabaret, and was a regular performer with the Victoria Shakespeare Society.

Recently Chris successfully defended a young Japanese student, Narumi Bito in a sadly sensational trial.

You can imagine my shock upon learning that Chris had been injured in a pedestrian-bus accident in mid-September, and faced months of rehabilitation.

The theatre community is organizing a fundraiser for Chris on Wednesday October 19th at the Victoria Event Centre.  Tickets are $20 in advance (at Lyle’s Music 770 Yates Street) or $25 at the door.

Entertainment includes: Wes Borg, Slut Revolver, and members of the local arts and legal communities.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching Chris perform, please consider supporting this worthwhile fundraiser.

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