Theatre Inconnu announces their 2017 season

Theatre Inconnu announces their 2017 season

Founded in the late 1970s by Clayton Jevne and Katya Aho-Kearn, Theatre Inconnu is Victoria’s longest running alternative theatre company, producing high quality and innovative work from the Paul Phillips Hall (Little Fernwood Hall) in an intimate 70 seat venue.  I’ve been a fan since the fall of 2004 when I saw a production of The Ecstasy of Rita Joe  performed in the round that was as impactful as when it was first performed in 1969 at the National Arts Centre (frankly it scared the heck out of me with its menacing characters and masks).


Selections regularly challenge my world view and biases, and expose me to unfamiliar (to me) playwrights.  Often they are Canadian (and even world) premieres.  Theatre Inconnu has been recognized with an ICWP 50/50 award for its season of programming in the past (this award acknowledges theatre companies that program at least 50% of their season by female playwrights) and is on target for the upcoming season.   The company engages professional and semi-professional actors as well as emerging artists and committed community members who dedicate countless hours of rehearsal time. Their ticket prices remain the lowest of any company in Victoria at $14 (previews are $7 and there is always a PWYC–pay-what-you-can–night).

Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths
February 14-March 4, 2017

This highly praised play – set against a backdrop of the late 19th woman’s suffrage movement in London – was the final play of Linda Griffiths, one of Canada’s most lauded modern theatre voices.
“Funny, dynamic and politically fascinating.” New York Times (2011)

Directed by Wendy Merk

Cast (alphabetically): Joy Anderson as Virginia, Ellen Law as Monica, Fran Patterson as Mary, Gloria Snider as Alice, Deirdre Tipping as Rhoda, and Corin Wrigley as Everard.

Stage Manager: Megan Adair

Jocasta Regina by Nancy Huston
May 2-20, 2017

Governor General Award winner Nancy Huston succeeds completely in this brilliant retelling of the Oedipus myth: from Jocasta’s perspective.
“Enhanced by refreshingly ironic commentary…the story has been deconstructed, reshaped and widened.” Montreal Gazette (2013)

Directed by Clayton Jevne

Cast (alphabetically): Autumn Antonsen as Ismene, Geli Bartlett as Eudoxia, Montgomery Bjornson as Oedipus, Catriona Black as Coryphaeus, Amber Landry as Antigone, and Wendy Magahay as Jocasta.

The Good Soldier Schweik by Michael John Nimchuk
September 26-October 14, 2017

Nimchuk’s adaptation of Jaroslav Hašek’s 1923 great anti-war satirical novel was a model of experimentation in the early heyday of Canada’s alternative theatre movement.
“Clarity, charm and great style… daring.” Globe and Mail (1969)

Directed by Don Keith

Whiskey Fugue and Requiem by David MacPherson and Abigail Kitt
November 28-December 16, 2017

This collectively created physical theatre piece – chronicling the outrageous (but true) after-death adventure of 19th century Canadian prospector John “Cariboo” Cameron – was a highlight on the Fringe Festvial tour circuit in the early 1990’s, and will be resurrected by David himself! David is the Artistic Director of Victoria’s internationally acclaimed Story Theatre.

Reservations and Ticket Sales

Through TICKET ROCKET: or   250-590-6291 (a $2.50 surcharge will be added).

Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email.
(please do not reserve through Facebook)
Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu.

Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Preview $7

Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.  The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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