Pride and Prejudice at the Chemainus Theatre Festival February 17-March 25, 2017. A review.

 Pride and Prejudice at the Chemainus Theatre Festival February 17-March 25, 2017. A review. In Janet Munsil’s witty and humourous adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (playing at the Chemainus Theatre Festival until March 25th) it’s easy to see Mrs. Bennett (Amy Lee Newman is splendid in the role, with abundant nervous energy channeled in short sharp bursts) as no more than a flibbertigibbet, an annoying, meddlesome mother, but in … [Read more...]

Grace & Glorie at the Chemainus Theatre Festival October 16-November 7, 2015. A review.

Grace & Glorie at the Chemainus Theatre Festival October 16-November 7, 2015. A review. Believer or non, at some point, life’s big questions come creeping in with the biggest being “why?” when confronted with inevitable difficulties—death, illness, tragedy. Grace & Glorie is a well-written, slow-paced exploration of these questions as city collides with country, education with illiteracy, and youth with age. Grace (Valerie Pearson), … [Read more...]