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Sign Language, created and performed by Denise Clarke

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Last night I wrote about the play I saw at the Belfry Theatre‘s Spark Festival and thought I was done with local theater review. But tonight I saw Denise Clarke‘s Sign Language (also part of the Spark Festival), and it really blew me away. Go see it if you can. Clarke’s one-woman show is subtitled, […]

Until March 13: A Craigslist Cantata

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

If you appreciate theater and live in Victoria BC, you have until March 13 to see Do You Want What I Have Got: A Craigslist Cantata, now playing at The Belfry‘s Spark Festival. Written and composed by Veda Hille and Bill Richardson, the currently 70-minute long production (still being workshopped, under Amiel Gladstone‘s direction) is […]

Theater of the absurd for 2010

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

It’s theater month for me, with the Belfry Theatre‘s SPARK Festival leading the way. Tonight I saw Tiny Apocalypse (video excerpt here), a powerful one-woman play by Camille Gingras, in which an office drone named Rita Downenlower (“down and lower”) slowly comes undone.  The play is pitch-perfect: nothing over-the-top or campy or horribly lugubrious, just […]

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