War of 1812 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

The War of 1812, a Fringe classic, returns with a stellar cast comprised of award-winning artists—all of them locals who have now established themselves as true Fringe stars on the CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals—which includes festivals in the US) circuit. How could a show with Wes Borg, Morgan Cranny, Mike Delamont and Rod Peter, Jr be anything else but hilarious? I can guarantee sold-out houses. They arrive August 29th from the … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Three

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Three I’m one of twenty three Fringe Heroes who collectively since 2015 have sponsored a Fringe venue, Langham Court.  As a group, we attend one show together—this year, O’ Come All Ye Faithful by Nicholas Guerreiro. For the remainder of Day Three, I made my destination the Downtown Community Centre (Venue 2, 755 Pandora Avenue) for Vasily Djokavich by Morgan Cranny, Monica vs the Internet by … [Read more...]

Vasily Djokavich: Russia’s #1 State Approved Comedian. Interview with Morgan Cranny.

Vasily Djokavich: Russia's #1 State Approved Comedian. Interview with Morgan Cranny. Morgan Cranny is one of the hardest working local comedians and actors in Victoria—a member of the legendary local troupe Atomic Vaudeville, an improviser with the hit serial Sin City since its Victoria début, a regular at comedy open mics, warm up comedian on CVV TV, side-kick to Derwin Blanshard’s on the Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme, performing … [Read more...]

A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC

A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. March-May 2016. This post is accurate as of February 29, 2016 and  will be updated as required. Spring is a busy time in the local arts calendar.  It’s book-ended by two festivals—SPARK in March and UNO Fest in May—and features works by emerging and well-established companies—local, Canadian and international. There’s a chance to experience the classics (Summer and Smoke, Long Day's Journey into … [Read more...]

A Spring of Theatre 2015 in Victoria BC. March-May.

A Spring of Theatre 2015 in Victoria BC. March-May. Spring is a busy time in the local arts calendar.  It’s book-ended by two festivals—SPARK in March and UNO Fest in May—and features works by emerging and well-established companies—local, Canadian and international. There’s a chance to experience the classics (Waiting for Godot, Hedda Gabler), Shakespeare (Macbeth), musicals (Chorus Line Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, … [Read more...]

The War of 1812-August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather.

The War of 1812--August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather. Performed one night only in Victoria BC at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street) before heading to the Edmonton Fringe. Perpetual funny man and M award-winning performer Wes Borg (2011 and 2012 for Favourite Comedy Performer, 2014 for Top Improv/Sketch or Variety Performer) , presents a special opportunity to see his hit show The War of 1812. Originally written in … [Read more...]

The Derwin Blanshard Show – Episode 3 – Sunday November 25th 2012

I haven’t had the chance to attend yet, but the promise of discounted tickets for arriving in “fancy dress” and the prospect of watching some of the most talented performers I know, ensures that I simply MUST be at Episode 3 of “Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme” this coming Sunday November 25th. After a sold-out first two shows (in September and October), The Victoria Event Centre and Wes Borg are proud to present … [Read more...]

Victoria Represents at the Edmonton Fringe

It was a chance comment by Morgan Cranny about taking his show ReRentless (co-produced with Wes Borg) to the Edmonton Fringe that got me thinking. I knew that Ingrid Hansen (Little Orange Man), Mike Delamont (God is a Scottish Drag Queen) and Peter ‘n Chris (The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel) had arranged a bring-your-own-venue at La Cité Francophone, but were there other Victoria-based or Victoria-connected performers appearing at this … [Read more...]