Bēma presents Horowitz and Mrs. Washington at the 2017 Fringe


Bēma Productions is thrilled to present their third Victoria Fringe Festival production, the comedy Horowitz and Mrs.Washington by Henry Denker. Directed by Zelda Dean and Angela Henry, and performed by David MacPherson, Rosemary Jeffery, Christine Upright, Alf Small, Cole Deo and Graham Croft, the play which will run from August 24 to September 3.

It is the 70s and Mrs. Washington, a black caregiver, is hired to nurse Sam Horowitz, a bigoted old Jewish widower who has been mugged and is a stroke patient. She is a determined tyrant, puts up with his racial attitudes and bullies the insulting Horowitz through rehab and into a stormy but mutually beneficial relationship. When Sam’s daughter tries to move him from his home, the two of them must prevail. The play is a period piece reflecting the racial attitudes of the 70s and addresses the struggle many seniors still face in maintaining the right to make their own decisions in their later years.

TICKETS available online at victoriafringe.com or ticketrocket.co/ or in person at Ticket Rocket: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday at 101-804 Broughton or starting August 21, 11am-7pm daily at Fringe HQ: 2-1609 Blanshard, or at the door.

Price: $11 adults, $9 students and seniors.

Show Dates

  • Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, August 28 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 30 – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 31 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 3 – 2:00 pm

All performances take place in Bēma Production’s Black Box Theatre at Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC, V8W 2J3.

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