Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Seven.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Seven.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of A Tension to Detail by Gerard Harris and Divided Heart by Allie Weigh,  The Lion the Bitch and the Wardrobe by Sharon Mahoney As always, my complete Victoria Fringe Festival 2016 coverage can be found HERE: Be sure to page through since there are dozens of entries–previews, and picks, as well as reviews. I have written … [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...]

Mom’s The Word – Remixed! at the Belfry Theatre

Is there any wonder the moms involved in "Mom's the Word - Remixed" have been able to make their living as performers? photo: David Cooper courtesy Belfry Theatre The stories they tell are universal in their appeal - by turns funny, weird, heart breaking, gut-wrenching and side-splitting. We have all either been these moms or had a mom just like them. Did the original six moms have any idea in 1993 when they originally created "Mom's the … [Read more...]