Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon at Theatre Inconnu February 16-March 5, 2016. A review.

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon at Theatre Inconnu Feb 16-March 5, 2016. A review. Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon—currently at Theatre Inconnu February 16-March 5, 2016—is an outstanding depiction of a family in free-fall grief over the death of a beloved patriarch. The play is filled with quibbles and quarrels—many long-standing—and the author is unafraid to topple inherited shibboleths considered sacred. While the topic is dark, and there are many … [Read more...]

Describe My Lonely by Robbie Huebner January 19-22 2016. A Review.

Describe My Lonely by Robbie Huebner January 19-22 2016. A Review. Describe My Lonely by Robbie Huebner (The Dangers of Daphne, Archand)--presented by Catador Theatre January 19—22 at the Intrepid Theatre Club--is an assured production: emerging playwright Robbie Huebner’s dialogue, whip-smart and full of comedic flair, truly capturing not only the zeitgeist of an age—and gamer and fantasy culture—but also the heartbreak of romance and the … [Read more...]

17 Stories by Bema Productions November 29/30 in Victoria BC

17 Stories by Bema Productions November 29/20 in Victoria BC at Congregation Emanu-El Synagoge. Life is full of small happenstances.  I would not have known about Victoria's newest theatre company, Bema Productions, if I hadn't stopped to chat after RKO Productions' Rocky Horror Show.  Little did I know that Jessica Van der Veen, who I knew more for her political forays, was an actor. Following the great success of the arts festival celebrating … [Read more...]

That Face at Langham Court Theatre – a review

Langham Court Theatre’s production of That Face packs a ferocious emotional wallop as actors plumb the depths of a family in free fall. Be warned, this is not a tale of sweetness and light where everything is tidied up neatly at the end. Advised as being for “mature audiences” I would add that some individuals may find the content disturbing, and likely to include triggers. Polly Stenham erupted on the theatrical scene at the young age … [Read more...]