When It Rains at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2014. A review.

When It Rains by 2b Theatre Company at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival, March 25-29, 2014. A review. Halifax’s 2b Theatre Company is definitely on a roll.  Currently they are touring When it Rains (now playing in Victoria BC at the Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival, March 25-29,2014) and have just received nods for The God That Comes (featuring Hawksley Workman and seen locally at Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest 2012) at Nova Scotia’s Merritt … [Read more...]

Little Iliad at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival March 25-30, 2014. A review.

Little Iliad at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival March 25-30, 2014. A review. Little Iliad by Evan Webber & Frank Cox-O’Connell (EW&FCO, Toronto) currently at the Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival March 25-30, 2014 is an exquisite miniature that re-affirms the impact of story-telling. Since man developed language, we have been gathered together to relate our experiences, aided by shamans, wise men and women, and poets.  From the … [Read more...]

Firewall by Target Theatre at Belfry Festival SPARK Festival 2014. A review.

Firewall by Target Theatre at Belfry Festival SPARK Festival 2014. A review. My father, who would have been 93 this year, had an email address before I did.  I was on Twitter before either of my two sons (in their twenties) and I’ll be 60 this year.  My point, and more importantly, the point of Target Theatre’s Firewall, currently at the Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival (until March 23rd)—technology knows no age-barrier. People’s desire to … [Read more...]

Terminus at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2014. A review.

Terminus at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2014. A review. Terminus at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival is a mind-trip, a fever-pitched ride through the lives of three (+one) lonely souls—comprised of intersecting and criss-crossing stories that would appeal to fans of H. P. Lovecraft and the great Irish poets—of old and contemporary. These are bleak visions of individuals seeking redemption and connection in a world—sometimes of their … [Read more...]

Victoria Arts Adventures March 2014

Victoria Arts Adventures March 2014. When I started writing about the arts, some of my first posts were an attempt to capture what was happening on a seasonal basis in the theatre community in Victoria BC.  It provided a place to get all the theatre listings in one place—I figured if I was having trouble keeping it straight most people would have the same problem.  Since 2011 the number of offerings has increased exponentially, and I've also … [Read more...]