Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre. A review.

Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre. A review. I had the opportunity to attend the sold-out production of Shirley Valentine by Dragon Monkey Theatre, a fundraiser for the Victoria Women's Transition House, at the Intrepid Theatre Club in June (June 2-4).  Based on the demand for tickets, the company is remounting the production at Langham Court Theatre (with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the theatre) July 20-22, 2017. Lorene … [Read more...]

Mating Dance of the Werewolf at Theatre Inconnu September 28-October 15, 2016. A review.

Mating Dance of the Werewolf at Theatre Inconnu September 28-October 15, 2016. A review. It takes skill to reveal a play’s ending and introduce all of the characters in the first few lines of dialogue.  In Mating Dance of the Werewolf (currently playing at Theatre Inconnu) playwright Mark Stein hooks his audience and then proceeds to reveal, in flashback tidbits, the backstory.  It’s a giant theatrical mystery, charged with danger from the … [Read more...]

Escape from Happiness at Langham Court Theatre April 21-May 7, 2016. A review.

Escape from Happiness at Langham Court Theatre April 21-May 7, 2016. A review. After the well-received Better Living in 2013, Langham Court Theatre returns to the zany, dysfunctional world—where nothing is at it seems--of the working class Quinn family with Escape From Happiness by George F Walker, one of Canada’s most prolific playwrights. Reprising roles from the 2013 production, Lorene Cammiade (mother Nora), Wayne Yercha (father Tom) … [Read more...]

Baby With The Bathwater at Theatre Inconnu October 2-18, 2014. A review.

Baby With the Bathwater at Theatre Inconnu October 2-18, 2014. A review. Christopher Durang’s Baby With the Bathwater, currently playing at Theatre Inconnu (October 2nd-18th) is horrifyingly funny, played to gloriously absurd perfection by an accomplished cast under the deft and supple direction of Clayton Jevne. Written in 1983, this celebrated playwright’s dark comedy touches on the issue of child abuse through the detachment of … [Read more...]