Whiskey Fugue & Requiem
by David MacPherson & the Ensemble
Nov 28 – Dec 16
It’s 1863 in the gold fields of central British Columbia. What do you do when your wife – who has accompanied you on this “dreamer’s quest” dies and the nearest centre of civilization is 400 miles away? And from there, you must get her cherished remains back east for burial before the body begins to deteriorate? Well, if you’re one of the lucky few who struck it rich, you set off by dog sled towards Victoria, and from there you transfer the frozen remains to a metal coffin filled with preservative – whiskey of course – where it begins it’s journey homeward; via Panama. But wait! Did the inexplicably heavy coffin really contain the beloved Margaret? And if not….? What did it contain? And where was Margaret? The eccentric nature of John “Cariboo” Cameron invited speculation and his attempt to clarify the situation could only lead to one inevitable course of action. This collectively created physical theatre piece – chronicling the outrageous (but true) adventures of Cameron – was originally a highlight on the Fringe Festival tour circuit in the early 1990’s. Under the guidance and participation of David MacPherson – one of the original troupe members (and current Artistic Director of Victoria’s internationally acclaimed Story Theatre) – a new group of collaborators will re-create this intriguing and bizarre piece of BC history.
An Off-Broadway New York feel to it… very, very well done… Two actors hold the stage the entire time… Impressive… Such a great evening. CVTV
Blank and Judd … are intrepid and fearless performers equal to the task at hand… they attack the material ferociously—with complete and utter focus… the director and ensemble clearly had a great deal of fun with the process of crafting this fine piece of theatre for our enjoyment. Janis Lacouvee I Have My Own Life to Live
Directed by David MacPherson
Preview: Nov 28 @ 8pm
8pm shows: Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
2pm show: Dec 2, 9, 16
Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.co or 250-590-6291 (a $2.50 surcharge will be added).
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
Nov 28 – Preview is $7
Tuesday Dec 5 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). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.
We are wheelchair accessible. Melissa Blank and Alex Judd