Burn This by workingclasstheatre April 26-May 1, 2016. A review.

Burn This by workingclasstheatre April 26-May 1, 2016. A review. Within the theatrical canon, there are extraordinary plays and seminal roles.  New to Victoria company workingclasstheatre ends their second season with Burn This by Lanford Wilson, featuring the memorable Pale (Jenson Kerr). Wilson was a major figure in the American Off-Off-Broadway movement, a founder of the Circle Repertory Company, writer with La MaMa Experimental Theatre … [Read more...]

Theatre Under the Gun March 13 2016. A preview.

Intrepid Theatre presents the third annual Theatre Under the Gun (TUG) Sunday March 13th at the Metro Studio (Victoria BC). TUG is deadline-driven, insomnia fuelled creation at its best as six teams made up of Victoria’s ace indie theatre-makers race against the clock to create brand new 10-minute performances in just 48 hours using only their quick wits, raw talent and a mysterious gift-wrapped box of inspiration. The clock starts on Friday … [Read more...]

Grid A One-Man Grindr Play December 8 & 9, 2015. Interview with Jenson Kerr.

GRID A One-Man Grindr Play December 8 & 9, 2015. Interview with Jenson Kerr. When Jenson Kerr emailed his media release, I was intrigued to read GRID described as "Filled with sex, dark secrets and socially awkward situations.” Kerr won the University of Victoria Theatre department's Student Alternative Theatre Company (SATCo) "best of season" award for GRID, a play that tells the story of 3 guys on Grindr - the jock, the bear, and the … [Read more...]

Private Lives by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. A review.

Private Lives by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. A review. July 7-25, 2015 in Victoria BC. Light and airy, with an definite bite—like the warm summer air wafting in when cool fog hangs in Georgia Strait—that hints at darker undertones, Private Lives by Noel Coward (currently at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 7-25, 2015), is perfectly paced and impeccably faithful to the spirit and tone of this 1930 creation, considered to be one of the … [Read more...]

Private Lives by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 7-25, 2015. Interview with Victor Dolhai.

Private Lives by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 7-25, 2015. Interview with Victor Dolhai. Private Lives is a play by the celebrated writer and bon vivant Noel Coward, written in 1930. Coward is best known for his facility with the English language—his scripts are filled with “bon mots”, quips and seemingly impossible situations. The result is quick-paced and intelligent comedy, literally a “laugh a minute”. Private Lives focuses on a … [Read more...]

Amadeus by UVic Phoenix Theatre March 12-21, 2015. A review.

Amadeus by UVic Phoenix Theatre March 12-21, 2015. A review. Modern history has not been kind to Antonio Salieri, a composer and Kappelmeister in the Hapsburg court of Emperor Joseph II.  Despite his considerable musical influence in the development of Italian opera of the era, and the fact his students included Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt, his life has been reduced to the portrait painted by Peter Shaffer in … [Read more...]