A Christmas Story at the Chemainus Theatre Festival November 18-December 31, 2016. A review.

A Christmas Story at the Chemainus Theatre Festival November 18-December 31, 2016. A review. It’s the season—time to dust off favourite recipes, find the familiar tunes and grab a DVD of a holiday classic.  In our family, it has always been A Christmas Story, based on stories by Jean Shepherd.  The movie came out in 1983 just before my oldest son was born—at first we watched it on TV, then made sure to rent it from the local video store … [Read more...]

Jeeves Intervenes at the Chemainus Theatre Festival September 11-October 3, 2015. A review.

Jeeves Intervenes at the Chemainus Theatre Festival September 11-October 3, 2015. A review. One hundred years ago this September, Bertie Wooster and the inimitable Jeeves were first introduced to a soon-to-be-adoring public. Through thirty five short stories and ten full-length novels the escapades of an entitled wastrel and his sagacious “gentleman’s gentleman” have delighted generations of readers. Their creator, P.G. Wodehouse, is … [Read more...]