The Inspector at the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre March 9-18, 2017. A review.

The Inspector at the University of Victoria Phoenix Theatre March 9-18, 2017. A review. Politics is politics, whether Russia in 1836 or Victoria in 2017, as Professor Linda Hardy’s mordant rewriting of Nikolay Gogol’s play, The Government Inspector (now called The Inspector) proves.  Anyone even vaguely connected to current issues will chuckle, and those with more of a bent for community activism are sure to guffaw from beginning to … [Read more...]

The Skin of Our Teeth, UVic Phoenix Theatre – a review

The Skin of Our Teeth currently at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre until November 23rd is a magnificent and mesmerizing spectacle, a veritable aural and visual feast that sustains the audience’s attention over almost three hours. Beloved American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder had already been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town when, during a trip to Europe in 1941, he saw Mother Courage … [Read more...]