Theatre

Theatre review: two one-of-a-kind shows at UNO Fest

Before this year’s UNO Fest, I’d never felt the need to do stretches — like the kind I’d do to cool down from a good jog — after seeing a play. UNO Fest is…

Curtain opens on UVic Alums’ theatre company

You might wonder what writing and theatre students do after they attend UVic. It’s a fair question, and one that many students themselves grapple with. For a group of recent…

‘A Queer Trial’ takes UVic theatre on location

Tucked in a corner of Bastion Square, just outside the former B.C. Maritime Museum, a troupe of theatre students are singing. Their voices echo throughout the square, drawing curious looks…

Shams, satire, and poop: ‘The Inspector’ is a comedic masterpiece

As the cast returned from intermission, the audience gasped as they set their eyes upon a scene featuring two characters eerily resembling the notorious “Mr. Floatie” mascot — poop. The Mr. Floatie…

Hold onto your buckled hats: The frightening, modern relevance of ‘The Crucible’

  I’ve always been glad to avoid confrontations with my neighbours, especially after seeing an evening performance of The Crucible at the Langham Court Theatre. The play, written by Arthur…

Joni Mitchell musical debuts at the Belfry Theatre

From now through Dec. 4, the Belfry Theatre presents I Think I’m Fallin’—The Songs of Joni Mitchell, a musical production that features 17 of the singer’s most iconic songs. The…

Theatre alums reflect as 50th annual Alumni Festival unfolds

The Phoenix Theatre is bringing back three successful alumni to perform this year for the 50th annual Alumni Festival, which is running through to Oct. 29. “These artists have travelled…

‘The Mating Dance of the Werewolf’s’ noir style makes for hair-raising theatre

It was with trepid anticipation that I attended a performance of The Mating Dance of the Werewolf at the Innconu Theatre, written by Mark Stein, directed by Wendy Merk and…

William Head on Stage marks 35th year with ‘Sleeping Giants’

There’s a certain amount of fear involved when going to the theatre. It’s one of the most ‘live’ forms of art there is — if something goes wrong, there’s no way to…