Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2018. Day One.

Reviews of Kalamazoo by Bema Productions, The Session by things falling apart theatre company, Reminiscences of Reconciliation by Logan Keewatin Richards and Fool’s Paradise by Anna MacAlpine (Blue Elephant Theatre). Lindsay Delaronde, the Indigenous Artist in Residence for the City of Victoria, opened the 32nd Victoria Fringe Festival with a performance and enjoined those present at the preview in Centennial Square to “hold space” for the … [Read more...]

Fool’s Paradise by Blue Elephant Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Blue Elephant Theatre is a relatively new theatre company in Victoria BC, but, as you’ll read below, playwright/director Anna MacAlpine has surrounded herself with a team of recent grads and current students of the UVic Phoenix Theatre. This all-female cast and crew presents “the story of the most interesting person from history you’ve probably never heard of”—Julie d’Aubigny. Julie McGuire as Julie d'Aubigny and Hanna Seinen as Mathilde. … [Read more...]