Summer and Smoke at the UVic Phoenix Theatre March 8-19 2016. A review.

Summer and Smoke at the UVic Phoenix Theatre March 8-19, 2016. A review. Summer and Smoke at the UVic Phoenix Theatre (March 8-19, 2016) is an elegant and rigourous examination of the heart’s deepest desires and perfidies. Set in small town, turn-of-the-century South, with its precise ways of life—where small nuances and inflections in language and manner are carefully scrutinized and everyone knows their place in a rigid hierarchy—Summer … [Read more...]

The Glass Menagerie by Blue Bridge Theatre at the Roxy (Feb 11-23, 2014). A review.

The Glass Menagerie, by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, at The Roxy in Quadra Village (February 11th -23rd, 2014) is a moody and lush theatrical feast, ambitious and true to the playwright’s original vision. Written in 1944, The Glass Menagerie catapulted American playwright Tennessee Williams to success (New York Drama Critics' Circle Award 1945). Staged as a “memory play” it stands alone among his works—mixing realistic moments with mimed … [Read more...]