Our Town by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 4-16 2017. A review.

Our Town by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 4-16 2017. A review. Written in 1938, Our Town by the celebrated author and playwright Thornton Wilder, remains a perennial classic of the North American theatrical canon. This simple story, staged without many of the common artifices, is a favourite of community theatres, colleges and universities, but is not often staged professionally given the large cast of nineteen. For 2017 Blue Bridge … [Read more...]

Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with Gary Farmer.

Our Town by Thornton Wilder at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Interview with Gary Farmer. When Blue Bridge Artistic Director Brian Richmond set about the mammoth task of assembling the team and cast for Thornton Wilder’s sweeping classic Our Town, one of the first people he thought of was veteran First Nations actor, activist and musician Gary Farmer (last seen here as Lenny in Of Mice and Men in 2012) in the demanding role of the Stage … [Read more...]

Canadian College of Performing Arts 2016-2017 season

Canadian College of Performing Arts 2016-2017 season To celebrate their 19th season, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) returns to classics by Thornton Wilder, Dylan Thomas, and the celebrated duo of Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as the much loved Disney musical Beauty and the Beast.  Students of Company C, the Year 3 theatre collective, in collaboration with the Belfry Theatre, will premiere a new work, This Little Light, by local … [Read more...]

The Skin of Our Teeth, UVic Phoenix Theatre – a review

The Skin of Our Teeth currently at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre until November 23rd is a magnificent and mesmerizing spectacle, a veritable aural and visual feast that sustains the audience’s attention over almost three hours. Beloved American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder had already been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town when, during a trip to Europe in 1941, he saw Mother Courage … [Read more...]