Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo-001Adrian Chamberlain, Times-Colonist writer wrote:
“This week, I attended the Fringe Eve Preview in Market Square, in which performers have two minutes each to offer a sample of their shows. These were some of the best:
...Kalamazoo by Bēma Productions: Victoria actors Ira Shorr and Angela Henry offered a nicely performed snippet of Kalamazoo, a play about a pair of aging baby boomers who meet via an online dating service. This seems a solid bet.”

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Last chance to see Bedtime Stories

10685716_web1_bedtime-stories-1200x799March 14–18 — Bedtime Stories is the latest production for the Saanich theatre company, St. Luke’s Players. The six-act comedy is the work of Canadian playwright Norm Foster, who is often compared to Neil Simon and has had more than 50 plays reach the professional stage. Our emeritus eNewsletter editor, Jonathan Stoppi who performs in this play encourages everyone to go —”a very funny play, on a par with the best of British comedy—even if I say so myself, as a member of the cast.” The final four performances are this weekend. Tickets at the door, or at Eventbrite.com.

Audience reactions include…

  • “Many thanks […]  for an excellent performance last night. The dialogue was impeccable, the timing perfect and it was one of the most amusing plays we have attended.”
  • “We absolutely loved your show last night! It was darn near perfect with such excellent comic timing that we laughed out loud more than we have in a long time.
    Your direction has pulled really good characterizations out of all 15 of your cast.
    Congratulations and thanks for a really fun evening of theatre.”
  • “So entertaining. We had fun on the way home talking about which were our favourite scenes. Casting for the 15 roles was spot on. I loved the set and costumes.”

Drama meets history: a $60,000 offer for the shul

Deed Cast and Crew
Cast and crew of The Original Deed (Photo: Penny Tennenhouse)

“I am two of your characters.” An animated Ben Levinson approached me after the final performance of The Original Deed last Sunday. “I was the one who crawled up into the attic and I was one of those who searched for land for a new shul.” Continue reading Drama meets history: a $60,000 offer for the shul

The Original Deed: Getting Family Right!

Sam AbelsonThe Original Deed, which will be staged November 15, 16, 18 and 19 at 7 pm in Congregation Emanu-El sanctuary, tells the story of an old man trying to hold onto his best memories, and to forget some of his worst, as he struggles to save his synagogue. But it’s really about family, the family of origin, the family we grew into, and the greater family beyond our relatives. Continue reading The Original Deed: Getting Family Right!

Destination: Bahá’í Faith

Travel the faith

On Friday Oct. 20 or Saturday Oct. 21 at 7 pm, you’re invited to the fourth in the Travel the World’s Religions series sponsored by the Victoria Multifaith Society (VMS), to experience the Bahá’í Faith through a musical drama called The Gathering, commissioned by the Bahá’í Community of Victoria to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Continue reading Destination: Bahá’í Faith

The Children’s Republic

The Children's Republic

Sunday, September 17 discussion following play: — From September 12—October 8, 2017, the Belfry Theatre will present the play The Children’s Republic which is based on the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a selfless advocate for children’s rights. The Victoria Shoah Project has organized an opportunity to discuss the play with a small panel of experts on Korczak and Child-care after the 2 pm matinee on Sunday, September 17.
The Belfry is kindly offering a discount for that performance if you mention Congregation Emanu-El or the Victoria Shoah Project when you call to purchase tickets.

You can call the ticket office at 250-385-6815 for tickets.

Open Auditions: September 17 & 18, 7-10 pm

The original deed 3The Original Deed by Sid Tafler is a two-act play that will be staged at Congregation Emanu-El on November 15, 16, 18 and 19, 2017.  There will be Open auditions (9 characters) at Langham Court Theatre Rehearsal Room, (enter through stage door at back) 805 Langham Court Victoria on Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18, 7-10 pm. Callbacks: Wednesday, September 20, 7-10 pm. Continue reading Open Auditions: September 17 & 18, 7-10 pm