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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

Neva

Neva
by Guillermo Calderón
translated by Andrea Thom
 
Feb13 – Mar 3

Neva takes place on Bloody Sunday, 1905, the day when protesting workers were massacred by government forces on their way to the Winter Palace to deliver a message to the czar. In a rehearsal space in St. Petersburg self-dramatizing diva Olga, the recent widow of Anton Chekhov, bemoans her inability to act well any longer, paralyzed by the fear of disappointing others. Only two other actors have managed to show up due to the massacre: the slippery Aleko and the seemingly effacing Masha. They alternately engage in improvised impromptu scenes of heightened emotion, amusing themselves by blurring the distinction between the personal and the staged, finding the genuine in the counterfeit and visa versa, all the while critiquing each other’s artistic choices and moral character. Calderón, using biting humour, ironically questions the purpose and integrity of art in a world gone – and unfortunately, still going – mad.

Adrian Chamberlain-Times Colonist:
“invigorating, provocative and absolutely hilarious”
http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/blogs/stage-left/neva-savagely-skewers-theatre-1.23177632


Janis Lavouvee-I Have My Own Life to Live:
“Neva is a meta-theatrical showcase for actors, a window into the creative psyche and a terrible indictment—combined into a highly intellectual play that entertains, challenges and questions.”
http://janislacouvee.com/neva-by-guillermo-calderon-at-theatre-inconnu-a-review/

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Starring Melissa Blank, Nicholas Guerreiro and Rosemary Jeffery

Preview: Feb 13 @ 8pm
8 pm: Feb 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3
2 pm: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3

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
Feb 13– Preview is $7
Tuesday Feb 20 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
Melissa Blank, Rosemary Jeffery, Nicholas Guerreiro

Tenant Haymovitch

Tenant Haymovitch
by Ariel Bronz
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anslated by Boaz Tinker

May 1 – May 19

All he wanted was to be alone. But when you’re not alone in your head, where can you go?  Running from the ghosts of his past, young writer Daniel Haymovitch seeks isolation in a derelict apartment amid the slums of Tel Aviv.  But what seemed like a chance to reflect soon descends into an absurdist nightmare as the space is invaded by a horde of crazed tenants, intent on prying some revelation from the hapless young man – at any cost.  As the walls of his mind start breaking down, Daniel must choose what he believes in and where he will stand.  Hilarious and unnerving, Tenant Haymovitch is a roller coaster ride through a life lived in the shadow of power, tradition and heartbreak. Israel in all its complexity – as seen trough the eyes of one lost .

“Very organic… very effective… Strong performances.”  CBC Radio

“an accomplished ensemble… As director, McLaren delivers… Theatre-goers who aspire to rich fare will be ideally served… Entertaining and stimulating Tenant Haymovitch is… another in the long line of Theatre Inconnu’s thought-provoking productions.” Janis Lacouvee, I Have My Own Life to Live

“Under the direction of Matthew McLaren, Theatre Inconnu’s production of Tenant Heymovitch by iconoclastic Israeli performance artist Ariel Bronz is perplexing, amusing, and has a lot going on.”  Culture Vulture TV

Directed by Matthew McLaren

Starring (alphabetically): Graham Croft, Jared Gowen, Eric Grace, Chase Hiebert, Julie McGuire, Michelle Mitchell, Amy Lee Radigan, and Paul Shortt.

Projection Designer: Mily Mumford
Movement Consultant: Andrew Barrett
Stage Manager: Michael Gosselin

Preview: May 1 @ 8pm
8 pm: May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
2 pm: May 5, 12, 19

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 May 1 – Preview is $7
Wednesday May 9 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

Amy Lee Radigan, Jared Gowan, Eric Grace, Michelle Mitchell, Chase Hiebert, Paul Shortt, Julie McGuire, Graham Croft

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
by David Elendune

Sept 25 – Oct 13

Come help us celebrate the 200th anniversary of this horror classic! Fresh from their recent Victoria Fringe box office smashes: Ian Case (War Of 1812) directs David Elendune’s (Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of Moriarty) adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, winner of the 2017 Classical Theatre Company’s Playwrighting Competition. Staying true to the essence of the original classic by Mary Shelley, David explores the humanity of the characters, and how this is tested through the moral dilemmas they face during the course of the action. This tale presents a once “unthinkable” concept that many could argue is becoming less of an “if” than a “when.” What defines life? What is the value of life? Does anyone have the moral authority over the creation or destruction of what constitutes existence? These are heady questions, but they can also be the stuff of nightmares, and as a prelude to the Halloween season Frankenstein delivers!

“full of surprises—moments of laughter punctuate the tragedy. The language is precise and carries a beautiful formality while conveying the deep feelings the characters carry for one another…  intelligent, expertly crafted rendition of Frankenstein.” Janis Lacouvee

“4½ Stars out of 5… the soundscape and the lighting perfectly sets the tone. An etheric thrall was felt when ghostly moments were created… Afterward, with the moon still looking full, the temptation was there—I wanted to go over to Frankenstein’s place and have a marathon of other works to dance the night away.”  OTAKU

“Ian Case is the perfect choice for director.” –CBC

Directed by Ian Case

Starring (alphabetically):  Tenyjah McKenna, Michelle Mitchell, Brian Quakenbush, Evan Roberts, Ursula Szkolak, Ken Yvorchuk.

Set Design – Hannah Case
Costume, Lighting, & Sound Design – Ian Case

Preview: Sept 25 @ 8pm
8 pm: Sept 26, 27, 29, Oct 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13
2 pm: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13

Reservations and Ticket Sales

Through TICKET ROCKETticketrocket.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
Sept 25 – Preview is $7
Tuesday Oct 2 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

The show is about 110 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

Ursula Szkolak & Evan Roberts