Gut Girls at the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre February 9-18, 2017. A review.

Gut Girls at the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre February 9-18, 2017. A review. They’re a feisty lot, the gut girls of the eponymously named play by Sarah Daniels, currently at UVic Phoenix Theatre to February 19th. Written to highlight the social, economic and gender inequalities of Victorian-era England (the gut girls—over 500 in number—worked long hours, in brutal conditions, in the slaughter sheds of the Foreign Cattle Market, … [Read more...]

Speed the Plow by David Mamet at the Belfry Theatre September 15-October 11, 2015. A review.

Speed the Plow by David Mamet at the Belfry Theatre September 15-October 11, 2015. A review. Like light shifting and playing across the garden, its mercurial quick-silver nature un-capturable, so too the power dynamics in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, currently opening the 40th season at the Belfry Theatre (September 15-October 11, 2015). Changes are as subtle as a word, a heightened tone, a brief touch, or as forceful as a barrage of … [Read more...]