Yule Bleed

Yule Bleed      Intrepid Theatre Club      Feb 6 & 7 at 8pm

You-Show-Logo_thumbWhat happens to the family that bleeds together? Find out as the Hoffmans make a family trip to the shopping mall to donate blood on Christmas Eve, in this new play by Laura Simons. One thing is certain- Yule Bleed! A part of the Intrepid Theatre YOU Show Series.

Friday, February 6 & Saturday Feb 7 at 8pm
Intrepid Theatre Club
1609 Blanshard Street

Tickets: $10 + s/c
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The Cyclone Song Cycle – A Fundraiser for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

The Cyclone Song Cycle     Roxy Theatre     February 12-15

blue_bridge_header2014“The Cyclone Song Cycle” will be performed as a benefit for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre – this is your last chance to hear songs from this mega hit Canadian musical before its American premiere!

As a sign of support for Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, the writers and performers that created Atomic Vaudeville’s mega-hit musical production Ride The Cyclone will be performing songs and excerpts from the work that first made its premiere in Victoria in 2009 and went on to take the Canadian theatre community by storm.

Cited by the Vancouver Sun as “a work of pure genius” and Toronto’s Now Magazine as “riotously funny”, for three years Ride The Cyclone played in theatres large and small from Toronto to Vancouver scooping up awards in every city that it played.

Scheduled for its long anticipated premiere at an American Theatre in the Fall of this year, The Cyclone Song Cycle will feature songs, portions of the text and anecdotes about the making of this hit musical from original cast members Rielle Braid, Kelly Hudson, Elliott Loran, Sarah Jane Pelzer, Alex Wasenko and Kholby Wardell.

Conceived by the show’s creators, playwright and lyricist Jacob Richmond and lyricist and composer Brooke Maxwell, the event will be hosted by Atomic Vaudeville’s Co-Artistic Director and Ride The Cyclone Co-Director Britt Small.

Feb 12, 13, 14 at 8pm
Feb 14, 15 at 2pm

Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street

This event is General Admission seating.

Tickets: $20 Early Bird Rate ends Feb 7.
$25 Regular rate in advance and at the door after Feb 6.

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Alien Creature – A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwan

Alien Creature – A Visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwan
by Linda Griffiths

Theatre Inconnu       Feb 17 – Mar 7

ALIEN-CREATURE-300x175Gwendolyn MacEwan was one of Canada’s greatest poets and Linda Griffiths was one of Canada’s finest playwrights. Griffiths has created a magical text of story-telling in which the ghost of MacEwan visits a contemporary audience to tell tales of her life, her work, her inspiration – and her death. Griffiths does not try to emulate the inimitable style of MacEwan’s writing, but wisely, and theatrically, follows her own instincts as a playwright so that we are in awe of both the content and the form. This play was a Governor General Award nominee.

“An engrossing and convincing evocation of the creative spirit.” The Globe and Mail

Preview 8pm: Feb 17
8pm: Feb 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, Mar 3, 5, 6, 7
2pm: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7

Tickets: $7 Preview, $10 Student/Senior, $14 Regular (+ s/c)
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Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son     Intrepid Theatre Club     Feb 21 at 8pm

KafkaandSonFollowing an international tour, Intrepid Theatre is proud to announce the return of Alon Nashman (Hirsch – Uno Fest 2014) with his intense and haunting solo portrait of Franz Kafka and his father. Fewer than 50 seats are available for this special performance in the intimate Intrepid Theatre Club.

Kafka and Son is essential, expressionistic theatre, which has toured to acclaim in North America and Europe. At the age of 36 Franz Kafka was still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, a timid Jewish son. Ruling and ruining his life was his overbearing father, Hermann. What to do? Kafka wrote, in this case a 50-page letter to his father in which he reveals deep connections between his life and his fiction. As he confesses in the letter “All my writing was about you.” Adapted from this monumental (and undelivered) letter, Kafka and Son is a blistering, often hilarious, examination of domestic authority, and a journey ”into the heart and the mind of the inventor of the modern psyche.” (*****The Hague Online)

Winner Brickenden Award For Outstanding Production, 2011, London, Canada
“Nashman’s performance is spell-binding… The whole production is flawless.” Broadway Baby ★★★★★
“Stylistically sublime… theatrically outstanding.” FreshAir ★★★★★
“A double performance of extreme and precise virtuosity.” Edmonton Journal ★★★★★
“Packed with edgy energy and booming heart, this is what the Fringe is all about.” Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
The winner of the Outstanding Performance Award at the 2013 Prague Fringe.

Saturday, February 21 at 8pm
Intrepid Theatre Club
1609 Blanshard Street

Tickets $20 + s/c
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Liminal

Liminal       Metro Studio       Feb 20 & 21 at 8pm

1505229_10152877811032049_419614683759648985_nLiminal is a hauntingly ephemeral contemporary work that pushes the boundaries of dance and digital media. Liminal is animated by sound, paper installations and video. Electrifying the performance space, three beings occupy, explore and ultimately transform the entire space as they search for meaning, cohesion and their own personal mythology. Created by chorographer Constance Cooke with dancers from across Canada, Mark Sawh Medrano, Renee Sigouin and Jung-Ah Chung. Projections designed and created by Pamela Millar, score by Shirley Grierson and set design by Cooke.

Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21 at 8pm
Metro Studio
1411 Quadra Street

Tickets: $20 + s/c
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Victoria Spoken Word Festival

Victoria Spoken Word Festival       Feb 23 – March 1, 2015

spokenwordThe fifth annual Victoria Spoken Word Festival is bringing back all of our favourite poets to form an all star line-up for a week-long celebration of spoken word in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Click here to see a listing of all the shows and to find details on ticket and pass purchases!

Continuity & Connection: Japanese Noh Performance And Jazz Piano

Continuity & Connection: Japanese Noh Performance And Jazz Piano, Featuring Yamai Tsunao & Kihara Kentaro
Ecole Victor-Brodeur             Feb 27 at 7pm

noh1The Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver and TohoNetwork presents: Continuity & Connection「繋ぐ~多次元を~」 A concert of traditional and innovative Japanese Noh performance and jazz piano featuring master Noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and pianist KIHARA Kentarô, with an ensemble of professional Noh actors and musicians. A concert of artistic continuity and cultural connection.

Friday, February 27 at 7pm
Doors at 6:30pm
Ecole Victor-Brodeur
Gerald-Henriette Moreau Theatre
637 Head Street

Tickets in advance (plus s/c):
Adult $24
Student & Senior $18
Children 12 & under $12

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Tickets at the door on the night of the performance (cash only):
Adult $28
Student & Senior $22
Children 12 & under $15

Waiting for Godot

Waiting For Godot
Blue Bridge at the Roxy       March 3 – 15, 2015

godot_thumbUnder a tree and under their bowler caps, two clown like men, Vladimir and Estragon wait for the arrival of the mysterious Godot … and wait …. and wait … and wait …. and wait ………

“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.” ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

19+ Evening performances. All ages matinees.

8pm performances:
March 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

2pm performances:
March 8, 14, 15

1pm performances:
March 11

Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street

Tickets: $28.75 – $44
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#2 – 1609 Blanshard St.
Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 11am-3pm

Agency and Empathy

Agency and Empathy    Intrepid Theatre Club     March 7 at 8pm

You-Show-Logo_thumbWhat makes a man become a Men’s Rights Activist? Agency and Empathy is the journey from loneliness to confusion to misogyny. But as the anger rises between MRA’s and feminists, there are those who rather see war than resolution.

 

Saturday, March 7 at 8pm
Intrepid Theatre Club
1609 Blanshard Street

TICKETS ON SALE JAN 24

Tickets: $10 + s/c
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WAITING… and SAVAGE IN LIMBO

WAITING… and SAVAGE IN LIMBO
Intrepid Theatre Club       March 11 – 21

savagewaitingworkingclasstheatre presents WAITING… by Tristan Bacon and SAVAGE IN LIMBO by John Patrick Shanley. Double Bill!

WAITING… pits three stories against each other set in one downtown apartment. Hilarious and touching, you’ll wonder just what else might have happened in your house?

SAVAGE IN LIMBO: 6 men and women in a seedy bar with strict rules. Tony wants to be someone he’s not. April wants to escape. Murk wants her to stay. Yearning and Quick witted, and written by the man who brought you DOUBT.

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Tickets on sale Jan 12.

8pm performances: March 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Intrepid Theatre Club
1609 Blanshard Street

Tickets: $20 (includes all s/c)
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A Fistful of Improv: An Improvised Western

A Fistful of Improv: An Improvised Western
Intrepid Theatre Club       April 8 – 11

square_westernStick ‘em up! Escape to a time when the tumbleweeds rolled through town and dusty cowboys rolled through town as Paper Street Theatre brings back the Old West.

Paper Street Theatre creates improvisation that feels like theatre. By studying great artists and theatrical styles then performing them with no script, the ensemble creates award-winning performances that have been enjoyed around the world.

There is a Family Matinee on Saturday April 11th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20/family (max 5 people in one family, parents and children). Tickets and passes for the matinee only available at the door on April 11th.

There will be a workshop offered on the style on Saturday April 11th from 11am-1pm. The workshop costs $25 (or $20 if you came to the show). For more information on the workshop visit paperstreettheatre.ca

April 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8pm
April 11 at 2:30pm (matinee sales at door only)
Intrepid Theatre Club
#2 – 1609

Tickets: $15 + s/c
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Miracle on Paper Street: An Improvised Christmas Classic
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SKAM Remixed: The Lab ver. 2.0

SKAM Remixed: The Lab ver. 2.0
Intrepid Club       April 30 to May 9, 2015

“A mystifying treat” “won’t fail to satisfy”–John Threlfall

“A striking piece for the adventurous theatregoer” – Now Magazine, Toronto

Originally produced by SKAM in 2006 with audience and solo performer inside a semi-trailer, this production is re-imagined by SKAM interns Colette Habel and Chase Hiebert and obstructed by SKAM. Colette and Chase have to use six actors and they have to do it indoors. Having successfully applied to the YOU Show program, SKAM is expanding their use of the venue to allow a two-week run. SKAM Remixed is a yearlong program of four projects that revisits and reinvents past productions by Victoria’s top alternative theatre company. Season Pass holders admitted free. Single tickets on sale now at Ticket Rocket!

Tickets: $15 or $25 + s/c
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Cockfight

Cockfight by Mike Bartlett
Theatre Inconnu       May 5 – May 23

COCK-300x175Mike Bartlett is one of most exciting and acclaimed new British playwrights. He examines with wit and sensitivity the confusion around sexual identity. The main character, John, has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. He doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. John must decide who he is, and what he is. This award winning play tackles head-on, a subject that is gaining wider public discussion.
“A terrific comedy…Hypnotic and utterly contemporary.” NY Times

Preview 8pm: May 5
8pm: May 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23
2pm: May 9, 16, 23

Tickets: $7 Preview, $10 Student/Senior, $14 Regular (+ s/c)
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Macbeth

Macbeth
Blue Bridge at the Roxy     May 5 – 24, 2015

macbeth_thumbConsidered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies, Macbeth dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfil the ambition for power. Using the same text first approach that he has used to create all of Blue Bridge’s award winning dramas, Artistic Director Brian Richmond will be drawing together the best of the company’s acting ensemble to bring this timeless Scottish historical fable to life.

19+ Evening performances. All ages matinees.

8pm performances:
May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

2pm performances:
May 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

1pm performances:
May 13, 20

Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street

Tickets: $28.75 – $44
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#2 – 1609 Blanshard St.
Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 11am-3pm

Pal Joey

Pal Joey
Blue Bridge at the Roxy      July 7 – 26, 2015

Chicago – 1930′s. Joey Evans, a manipulative small-time nightclub crooner has other ‘talents’ that keep him alive and always one step ahead of the law; until he meets his match the wealthy, middle-aged and married socialite Vera Simpson. Made famous by the 1950′s film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak, this most famous of Rodgers and Hart musicals features several songs that have now become standards including “I Could Write a Book” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”.

“Rodgers and Hart at their best” – The Broadway Musical in the 1940′s

19+ Evening performances. All ages matinees.

8pm performances: July 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

2pm performances: July 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

1pm performances: July 15, 22

Roxy Theatre
2657 Quadra Street

Tickets: $28.75 – $44
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Ticket Rocket
250-590-6291
#2 – 1609 Blanshard St.
Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 11am-3pm

SKAM’s Annual Summer Festival

SKAM’s Annual Summer Festival (formerly Bike Ride)
Cecelia Ravine Park and the Galloping Goose
July 10 – 12, 2015

Our annual summer festival gets a makeover. The event runs for more hours over one weekend, accessibility is now beyond bicycles, and has a snazzy new name. The festival formerly known as Bike Ride still features curated short plays by artists from across Canada in unexpected locations along the Galloping Goose (a paved car-free trail).

Audience meets at Cecelia Ravine Park, purchases a ticket and then rides, walks and scooters to 3 short shows at a time. One ticket is good for one day and all 12 shows. Shows are ten minutes duration each and a variety of genres are presented. Past festivals have included comedy, drama, puppetry, opera, dance and circus.

Special Friday night fundraiser event guarantees you see all 12 shows in a small crowd environment and includes a gourmet hot dog dinner. Only 48 feast tickets sold. (Season Ticket holders add this event for $20)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The festival runs from Noon to 6pm. The earlier you show up, the better your odds are of seeing all four tours and all 12 short shows. Show up after 5pm and you’ll only see one, maybe two, tours. We no longer issue weekend passes. Season Pass holders admitted free Saturday and Sunday. Single tickets on sale now at Ticket Rocket!

Ages 14 and under free
Rain or Shine, NO REFUNDS

Tickets: $15 regular or $40 Friday Feast + s/c
($20 at gate)
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If We Were Birds

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields  
Theatre Inconnu       Sept 29 – Oct 17

IF-WE-WERE-BIRDS-300x175This recent play, by one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, was a Governor General Award winner. If We Were Birds – based upon the ancient Greek myth by Ovid – tells the story of King Tereus and represents a harrowing exploration of violence and revenge, focusing upon the treatment and suffering of women in times of conflict, with contemporary references to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Nanking, and Berlin. The style of writing is a powerful mixture of classical and modern, tied together by a superior poetical skill.
“A stunning new play”. The Globe and Mail

Preview 8pm: Sept 29
8pm: Sept 30, Oct 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
2pm: Oct 3, 10, 17

Tickets: $7 Preview, $10 Student/Senior, $14 Regular (+ s/c)
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Spit Delaney’s Island

Spit Delaney’s Island
by Charles Tidler, based on the short story by Jack Hodgins Theatre Inconnu       Dec 1 – Dec 19

SPIT-DELANEY-300x175Local internationally lauded writer Hodgins’ original book of short stories of the same name won the Eaton’s Book Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award. Charles Tidler is a local playwright, novelist, and poet of international renown. Both writers are eager to work with Theatre Inconnu on further adapting this script, which was originally produced in the early 1990s’. Spit Delaney is a steam locomotive operator whose skills are no longer needed. His loss of identity is touchingly and humourously portrayed through encounters with characters who are both real and mystical.

“Jack Hodgins has done for the people of Vancouver Island what… Faulkner did for the American South. He has burned them into the national consciousness.” The Gazette (Montreal)

Preview 8pm: Dec 1
8pm: Dec 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
2pm: Dec 5, 12, 19

Tickets: $7 Preview, $10 Student/Senior, $14 Regular (+ s/c)
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SKAM Remixed: The Ami Project

SKAM Remixed: The Ami Project
Bean Around the World, 533 Fisgard       January 12 – 15, 2016

Theatre SKAM has commissioned a new short play by Amiel Gladstone, the company’s founding Artistic Producer. The new short will be shown alongside the first play Ami ever wrote for the company: Plane Jane. The venue is the site of SKAM’s first show ever- Bean Around The World (formerly the Grace Bistro). SKAM Remixed is a yearlong program of four projects that revisits and reinvents past productions by Victoria’s top alternative theatre company. Season Pass holders admitted free. Single tickets on sale now at Ticket Rocket!

Tickets: $20 or $25 + s/c
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