Posts By: Jakelene Plan

Crimes of the Heart exceptional exercise in character, writing

Pulitzer Prize–winning play gives Phoenix actors chance to spread their wings Crimes of the Heart is the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by acclaimed playwright Beth Henley, which was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film of the same name. Set in the 1970s in Hazlehurst, Miss., the story follows the three Magrath sisters, reunited after the youngest… Read more »

Review: The Madwoman of Chaillot

Colourful acting can’t compensate for grey script The audience stares at the red curtain for several long minutes waiting for the lights to rise, the sound to fade, and the actors to appear. There’s a low muttering from the other patrons, a nervous laugh at the awkward limbo between announcement and performance. Finally, the curtains… Read more »

Fringe 2017: UVic alumni and students bring the internet to life

“Lolcow: (lol-kaʊ), n. person whose foolish behavior can be ‘milked’ for amusement.” So starts lolcow, a multimedia cross-genre play featuring Pascal Lamothe-Kipnes as Sheena, a young woman navigating strained relationships with her video game-reviewer boyfriend and online bullies, or trolls, obsessed with picking apart her digital behaviour and identity. Written by Robbie Huebner, directed by… Read more »

Getting red, hot at the Roxy

Red, Hot Cole! breathes new life into old tunes It’s 25 degrees inside the Roxy Theatre, and nearly every patron is batting at the air around them with their playbills. Some audience members are carrying bubbly pink cocktails purchased at the live bar set up on centre stage, and others are seated at cabaret tables circling… Read more »

Victoria legend celebrates 25 years

Old issues of classic comics in plastic sleeves—Batman, Superman, Spider-Man—are strung across the room on clotheslines, and more are displayed on the upper walls in horizontal slats. The front desk is stacked with new and featured graphic novels, and there are shelves of books organized by author or artist, character, or publisher. It’s impossible to… Read more »