The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, poignant, thought-provoking work by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Boasting a large, zany cast of characters, the play asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot? The facts (we think!) we know are these: Judas was the disciple of Jesus who betrayed his friend and teacher to the authorities. He is seen as the man responsible for Jesus’s death; afterwards, Judas fell into despair and hung himself from an olive tree; since then, he has been suffering for his deeds deep in Hell, and will continue to do so for all eternity. Is that really fair? Was Judas the duplicitous master of his own fate, a much-suffering pawn used for Jesus’s ends, or just a man who made a mistake? Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas’ case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.

“These are six actors who are doing very heroic work… because of Jevne’s expertise and the expertise of this ensemble, they really pull it off… A very intelligent play:  funny, witty, cutting, blasphemous… A lovely chance to see a play by quite an important contemporary playwright.”      CBC On the Island (Monica Prendergast)

“lets the audience view Judas with empathy, sorrow, and just the right amount of humour… the play is large, both with characters and with emotionally driven plotlines… they manage to pull it off… the hearts of the actors booming with enthusiasm… The actors are talented, and the story is captivating.”    Nexus (Emily Welch)

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Acted by (alphabetically): Catriona Black, Melissa Blank, Evan Coates, Cam Culham, Julie Gray, David Macpherson

Preview: Feb 12 @ 8pm
8 pm: Feb 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, Mar 1, Mar 2
2 pm: Feb 16, 23, Mar 2

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKETticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email.Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Feb 12 is half-price ($7) preview
Wednesday Feb 20 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 2 and a half hours long, including one intermission.

Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.
We are wheelchair accessible

David Macpherson, Melissa Blank, Evan Coates, Cam Culham, Julie Gray, Catriona Black


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The Best of Friends

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Rachel Wyatt – member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal – is one of Canada’s most beloved writers, having penned numerous novels, collections of short stories, and scores of plays for radio and the stage. Rachel has adapted her acclaimed novel Letters to Omar for the stage in this world premiere of The Best of Friends. This story follows the adventures of three older women trying to make a difference in the world. The central character, Dorothy, is recently retired, childless, thrice married and now single. She spends her days fighting to keep her modest home out of the hands of developers and indulging in her lifelong hobby of writing letters she never sends to famous people – most frequently, Omar Sharif. In the preparation and aftermath of Dorothy and her friends’ attempt to pull off a major fund-raising dinner, Wyatt explores with wit and insight the ups and downs of deep-rooted friendship.

Praise for Wyatt’s Letters to Omar (the novel from which the play is adapted):
“Laced with equal measures of humour, wit, irony and insight… she [Wyatt]­­­­ does not have to worry about her own legacy, burnished as it is by this latest novel.”   Winnipeg Review

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Acted by Geli Bartlett, Gloria Snider, Maureen Van Wyk

Preview: April 30 @ 8pm
8 pm: May 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
2 pm: May 4, 11, 18

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co (click here) or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday April 30 – Preview is $7
Wednesday May 8 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 90 minutes long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).

We are wheelchair accessible

Geli Bartlett, Maureen Van Wyck, Gloria Snider

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

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Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, The Clean House) has made a name for herself as one of America’s most exciting young playwrights. Her work is always laced with surprise and humour as she tackles contemporary themes, which under a lesser writer’s pen, might come across as didactic. Dead Man’s Cell Phone is every bit as intriguing as the title suggests. Jean, the main character, impulsively answers a dead man’s cellphone, and from then on, the play unfolds in a perfect blend of suspense and farce. On the surface, the story explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age, but on a deeper level it confronts the question of how identity itself is formed. Are we who we think we are?  Or are we who others think we are? Both hilarious and nail-biting, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a great pre-Halloween offering.

We’re instantly hooked… tingles with veracity and life… also notable for Sophie Fuldauer’s excellent shadow puppets.  Times Colonist

Kooky, compelling, endlessly surprising and just downright fun to watch… a small stage delight not to be missed!Check the Program

Enjoyably unpredictable… A strong ensemble. CBC On the Island

Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a mind-bending journey well worth travelling. Nexus

Directed by Morgan Gadd
Starring Melissa Blank, Perry Burton, Cam Culham, Sarah Heyman, Wendy Magahay, Carilynn Nicholson

Preview: Sept 24
8 pm: Sept 24, 25, 26, 28, Oct 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
2 pm: Sept 28, Oct 5, 12

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Sept 24 is half-price ($7) preview
Tuesday Oct 1 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 2 hours long, including one intermission.

Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.

We are wheelchair accessible

Carilynn Nicholson, Perry Burton, Wendy Magahay, Sarah Heyman, Melissa Blank, Cam Culham


Crumble (Lay me down Justin Timberlake)

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It’s Christmas, and a year has passed since the untimely death of Janice’s father (while placing the star atop the tree). Struggling to cope, Janice is holding spiteful conversations with her dolls, and Mother is suffering from panic attacks, with only her baking skills to keep her busy. In their deteriorating Apartment that incessantly begs for repairs, their only comforts are visitations from their respective celebrity crushes – Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford. With the support of Justin’s affection, Janice begins to craft a plan that will mend the chasm in their lives. Meanwhile, the Apartment is developing murderous plans of its own… Oh yes, the Apartment just happens to be telling this story! This is a holiday-season show unlike any you’ve seen before.
“Sheila Callaghan has got your holiday show!” – Chicago Tribune

Directed by Don Keith

Preview: Nov 26 @ 8pm
8pm: Nov 27, 28, 30, Dec 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
2pm: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14

Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET:  ticketrocket.co or   250-590-6291
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234  or  by  Email. Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers: need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu

Ticket Prices:
14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Nov 26– Preview is $7
Tuesday Dec 3 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 100 minutes long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.

We are wheelchair accessible

PEACE DANCER – ROY HENRY VICKERS

The THEATRE INCONNU YOUTH PROGRAM is proud to announce Roy Henry Vickers PEACE DANCER Saturday, September 14 at 2pm Centennial Square, Victoria, BC part of The Pacific Peoples’ Partnership’s ONE WAVE GATHERING 

Peace Dancer – 2017 Government House (photo-Tony Sprackett)

Originally performed at Government House in 2017 as part of Theatre Inconnu’s Puppets for Peace Celebration, PEACE DANCER is inspired by the book of the same name written and illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers along with co-writer Lucky Budd. It tells a cautionary Tsimshian flood tale predating Noah and the arc. Puppeteer, Tim Gosley asked Mr. Vickers if he would come to Victoria and tell his story while performers illustrate it with giant banners and puppets taken from the designs in his book. He agreed, and two years later he is coming back again. 

The cast of over twenty is comprised of a rainbow of community performers including indigenous youth from different nations and a mix of others both young and older. Along with the storytelling of Roy Henry Vickers, we are honored to have indigenous drummer Avery Nelson as lead drummer and Metis actor Colin Mah playing Crow. Directors Krystal Cook and Barbara Poggemiller both have a rich background in movement theatre. STORY THEATRE members under the direction of David McPherson provide performance mentoring and stage management. It is produced by Tim Gosley. 

We would like to thank the Pacific People’s Partnership for inviting us to be part of the wonderful ONE WAVE GATHERING. www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org 

The THEATRE INCONNU YOUTH PROGRAM is dedicated to unique, often one-time events, that nurture the creativity of young children to older youth. These have included acting classes with original plays, activity booths at public events, puppet workshops, the Puppets for Peace Celebration and now Roy Henry Vickers PEACE DANCER. 

We are grateful guests on the traditional and unceeded territories of the Lekwungen Peoples (now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nation). 

PRESS FROM 2017 http://www.timescolonist.com/puppets-for-peace-aims-to-make-the-world-a-better-place- 1.22876730 

contact Tim Gosley timgosley@telus.net 250.888.4907 

Roy Henry Vickers