Filmmakers screen documentary featuring Canadian theatre and TV legends

Captured over the course of three years, Martha Burns and Susan Coyne filmed Robin and Mark rehearsing in the intimacy of Robin’s home outside of Stratford. Although Susan and Martha did not know it at the time, Robin was quite ill and would die shortly after the film was finished.

Robin & Mark & Richard III is the story of an unusual collaboration between one of Canada’s most influential directors, Robin Phillips (previously of Stratford Festival) and the gifted comedian and performer, Mark McKinney (of Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live and Slings and Arrows fame), as they delve into the one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays, Richard III. Robin and Mark had not met before, and they had no idea what might happen. It was to be an adventure of two brilliant minds exploring Shakespeare’s world.

Captured over the course of three years, Martha Burns and Susan Coyne filmed Robin and Mark rehearsing in the intimacy of Robin’s home outside of Stratford. Although Susan and Martha did not know it at the time, Robin was quite ill and would die shortly after the film was finished. This film is a love letter to a passionate, complicated, irreplaceable genius. The film has been called “a wonderful look into how actors build performances over time” (Toronto Film Scene) and “equal parts interview, scene study class and in-memoriam tribute to Phillips” (Now Magazine).

The Department of Theatre invites the public to attend a free screening of “Robin & Mark & Richard III” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, join Martha Burns and Susan Coyne, the film’s producers and co-directors, as well as acclaimed Canadian actors and writers, for a question and answer period.

What: Screening: Robin & Mark & Richard III, followed by Q&A with directors

When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Phoenix Theatre, UVic

Tickets: Free

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God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming

A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from pop culture to the pope in hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions! 

A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from pop culture to the pope in hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions!

God has sold out every performance to date in Victoria, and now tours the continent as one of the most popular comedies on the international fringe circuit! This is your chance to see the world premiere of an all new evening of comedy that you will never forget!

There will be a short intermission during the performance.

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Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST Sept. 22-24 @impulse_theatre #yyjarts

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Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST: a new festival for emerging performing artists in Victoria. The festival offers an exciting look at work in-development from some of the province’s most innovative creators, while seeking to grow the artistic development of local artists through professional training opportunities. Continue reading “Impulse Theatre presents PEEK-FEST Sept. 22-24 @impulse_theatre #yyjarts”

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE, a comedy!

Following 3 highly-acclaimed sold-out performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club, Dragon Monkey Theatre, by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., presents Willy Russell’s timeless comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE, starring Lorene Cammiade, directed by Wendy Merk, at LANGHAM COURT THEATRE!

Following 3 highly-acclaimed sold-out performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club, Dragon Monkey Theatre, by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., presents Willy Russell’s timeless comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE, starring Lorene Cammiade, directed by Wendy Merk, at LANGHAM COURT THEATRE! SHIRLEY VALENTINE is a one-woman full-length play set in Liverpool in 1993.

A 46-year-old wife and mother, who spends a great deal of time talking to the wall, reinvents herself and discovers a new life full of love, excitement, and purpose.

Performance dates are 8:00 p.m. – Thurs. July 20th & Fri. July 21st. Matinee: 2:00 p.m. – Saturday July 22nd. Tickets are $20 each, call 250 384 2142.

A sample of the many rave reviews after the previous run at Intrepid Theatre:

“Just saw Lorene as Shirley Valentine tonight. She was amazing and had me in the palm of her hand for the entire performance” — Bill Williamson

“Absolutely fantastic in every way. I’ve never before seen an audience jump to its feet so quickly for a unanimous standing ovation.” —Leah Potter

“…the lights weren’t even totally dimmed and we were leaping to our feet. Just an incredible performance.” — Penny Costen Pitcher

The June production of SHIRLEY VALENTINE raised over $800 for Victoria Women\’s Transition House and a portion of ticket sales from the upcoming performances in July will benefit Langham Court Theatre.

http://www.langhamtheatre.ca/shirley-valentine-july-20-22/

Email: boxoffice@langhamtheatre.ca

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Tinder Tales Live at the Duke Saloon

Comedians and everyday people confess their hilarious, outrageous and just plain STRANGE online dating stories live at The Duke.

Comedians and everyday people confess their hilarious, outrageous and just plain STRANGE online dating stories live at The Duke.

Featuring local acts and touring pro comedians from across Canada.

★ Host: Kathleen McGee (Just for Laughs, JFL NorthWest, Russel Peters\’s opening act!)

Storytelling & Stand Up Comedy from: Suzy Rawsome – Alistair Ogden – Jordan Flanagan – Alannah Brittany – Arash Narchi – Joshua Elder – Shane Priestley & Becky Broome

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Pacific Opera Victoria Announces 2017/18 Season #yyjarts @PacificOperaVic

Stories so big they have to be sung!

Pacific Opera Victoria’s inspiring 2017/18 mainstage season at the Royal Theatre opens with the company première of Janáček’s monumental opera Jenůfa, followed by one of Puccini’s most beloved classics, La bohème. The season ends with Rinaldo, one of Handel’s most brilliant and dramatic accomplishments.

JENŮFA
by Leoš Janáček

O​ctober 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 2017
In Czech with English surtitles

A monument of 20th century opera, Jenůfa has been called the piece with which Janáček conquered the world. The drama centres on the complex relationship between two formidable women – Jenůfa and her stepmother – and the consequences when Jenůfa has a child out of wedlock. Continue reading “Pacific Opera Victoria Announces 2017/18 Season #yyjarts @PacificOperaVic”

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