Rounding out the 2016 season at the Victoria Theatre, Chris Gibbs, who opened for the sold out run of Cathy Jones’ Stranger to Hard Work last summer, returns in September with his own comedy show. Like Father, Like Son?
Sorry took the award for Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival and has played to sold out houses across Canada. The show playfully explores the fears, worries and surprises of being a new father, and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.
Continuing its Canadian theme, Victoria Playhouse is staging the award-winning Canadian Cree playwright Tomson Highway’s The (Post) Mistress, starring Martha Irving. This “little musical with big secrets”, opening August 7, has been lauded by critics and audiences alike for its upbeat, jazzy tunes and engaging story.
Martha Irving has performed this role previously at Neptune Theatre, Ship’s Company Theatre, and The Thousand Islands Playhouse.
The Victoria Playhouse opens its thirty-fifth season on June 26 with Norm Foster’s classic Canadian comedy, The Melville Boys. The Victoria Playhouse has produced dozens of works by Canadian playwrights, both emerging and established, since its first season in 1982.
“Norm Foster is Canada’s most produced playwright,” says Pat Stunden Smith, Managing Director of the Victoria Playhouse. “He has a great instinct for dialogue and his scripts are at once funny and real.”
The Melville Boys features Jeremie Saunders and Becca Griffin, reprising the dynamic onstage rapport that made 2014’s Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun such an outstanding success. Newcomers to the Victoria Playhouse, Corey Turner and Helen Killorn, round out this vibrant cast.
Near the Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown
Outside the Victoria Playhouse, Victoria-by-the-Sea
National Park, North Rustico, near the Watermark Theatre
Driving to The Guild, Charlottetown
Summerside, near the Harbourfront Theatre
Rope’s End by Doug Bowie, directed by Mark Fraser, 2015
Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Norm Foster, directed by Ted Price, 2014
Having Hope at Home by David Craig, directed by Ron Irving, 2013
Trudeau Stories by Brooke Johnson, directed by Allyson McMackon, 2012
‘Till It Hurts by Doug Bowie, directed by Erskine Smith, 2011