Private Lives

Private Lives by Noel Coward
Blue Bridge at the Roxy      July 7 – 26, 2015

Blue Bridge has notified us at the Ticket Rocket box office that Pal Joey will be replaced with PRIVATE LIVES a comedy of manners by Noel Coward (July 7 – 26, 2015). Blue Bridge apologizes to those who had already booked to see Pal Joey, but as with all theatre, Blue Bridge reserves the right to exchange its offerings as circumstances warrant.*

If you currently hold tickets to Pal Joey, you don’t have to do anything as you are automatically booked into the same day, time and seats for Private Lives! Keep the tickets you have and they will be honoured at the door.

For ticket specific questions, please contact Ticket Rocket at info@ticketrocket.org or 250-590-6291. For all other questions or concerns relating to Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, please contact the company directly via General Manager Rebekah Johnson at rjohnson@bluebridgetheatre.ca or 250-382-3370.

Private Lives focuses on a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. Considered too risqué for its time, Private Lives is now considered to have been on the cutting edge of the exploration of alternate forms of sexuality and marriage. Featuring one of Coward’s most popular songs, “Some Day I’ll Find You,” Private Lives is still widely revived and reviewed as one of the most sparkling examples of this great 20th century playwright’s enduring wit.

*as per Blue Bridge company policy, no refunds will be offered, but you may exchange your tickets to a different night free of charge.

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:
Regular/Student Senior $28.75 – $44
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Youth matinee tickets only $15.
$22 Student Rush tickets available for all performances – on sale at the Roxy box office starting 1 hour prior to showtime.
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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 $44 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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