Theatre

Scene from Dead Man's Cell Phone, Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Second act saves all: a review of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

When a phone at a cafe won’t stop ringing, Jean’s decision to answer it launches her into a dead man’s complicated family affairs. As she tries to give his loved…
A shot from “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”. Photo sourced from Blue Bridge's Facebook page.

Blue Bridge goes live with intimate production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

How does one express love for another? In Blue Bridge theatre's latest production, the main character expresses his love by calling a radio station and requesting one of the most…
Dennis Gupa UVic researcher

Empowerment through applied theatre: UVic researcher amplifies climate stories from people in the Philippines

UVic Theatre PhD candidate Dennis Gupa is combining applied theatre and tradition to give Filipinos an empowering way to tell their stories about typhoons and climate change
Being Here

The Belfry Theatre’s Being Here powerfully portrayed refugee experiences in Canada

The new initiative, Belfry on Film, brought these stories and more to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions In response to the pandemic, the Belfry Theatre launched Belfry on…
Problem Child

Phoenix Theatre’s Problem Child marks their first full live-streamed performance

Short-lived campus production offers a nice break from theatrical Zoom script reads  On March 24, 2021, the Phoenix launched a four night run of Problem Child, their first full live-streamed,…

I and You shows teenage innocence and a sincere reflection on death

How do you begin to come to terms with death? Do you live with it, or ignore it until it can’t be ignored anymore? I and You, playing at Langham…

Comic Potential showcases striking set design and effective changes in tone

Showing at the Phoenix Theatre until Feb. 22, Comic Potential is a polished, romantic, sci-fi comedy. The performance features both comedic and dramatic moments as well as striking set design.

Sondheim’s Company still kicking at 50

Fragile egos, food fetishes, and empty flings collide this month in Langham Court Theatre’s revival of Company, the enduringly cynical 1970 musical comedy from Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Centring…
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UVic’s Othello is a shining example of what theatre is capable of

In a traditional staged performance of Shakespeare’s Othello, featuring excellent acting and creative set design, the Phoenix Theatre provides an example of how captivating theatre can be.