Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty at the Belfry Theatre. A review.

The cultural phenomena that is the Mom’s The Word collective has landed, once again, at their “home away from home”, the Belfry Theatre , for the latest update in the uproarious saga--Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty.  For twenty five years, relentless in their honesty, this quintet of actors and writers has turned selves, husbands, children and relationships into fodder for their remarkable comedic talents—and garnered an army of followers, not … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.   Victoria Fringe Festival line-up at the Metro Studio Theatre. Photo: Derek Ford. Summer is a time of festivals and outdoor events, perfect for unwinding and experiencing theatre in venues outside of the "norm"--although there are still plenty of indoor shows too.  Here's the line-up as of May 29th. June All My Sons by Arthur Miller Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29-June 10 Arthur … [Read more...]

Mom’s the Word at the Belfry Theatre August 2-28, 2016. A review.

Mom’s The Word at the Belfry Theatre August 9-28, 2016. A review. Twenty one years ago a group of young mothers, all professional actors, got together to share stories.  This process ultimately yielded the smash-hit Mom’s the Word and, ten years later, Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged, about their life with teenagers. Now, the Belfry Theatre reprises the original, updated for a contemporary audience, with a new group of young mothers.  The … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine August 2016.  This content was first published in the August 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. Summer Music Festival set to sizzle Summer—a time to relax and kick back, often outdoors, or on an unexpected exploration to another area of the city or region—perhaps enjoying a different performance genre.  Festivals abound, including my personal favourite—the … [Read more...]

Belfry Theatre 2016-2017 season

Belfry Theatre 2016-2017 season. After a phenomenal 40th anniversary year, comes a 2016-2017 season packed with world premieres, stories by and about well-known Canadian women--many directed by women, and an all new production of a beloved favourite. In the information below (provided by the theatre), the person referred to in "Why I Chose This Play" is Artistic Director Michael Shamata. Season's tickets, starting at $70 (for the four … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. Ah—summer! The regular theatre season concludes and audiences can look forward to festivals and evenings outdoors.  Although the volume slows down somewhat, there are still plenty of wonderful seasonal surprises for your viewing pleasure. This list is current as of June 1 2016.  I will continue to update it as shows are announced. June 2016 Pizazz and All That Jazz at Jim Pattison Toyota a … [Read more...]