Billy the Kid

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Michael Ondaatje is one of Canada’s most acclaimed and honoured writers.  Ondaatje’s collage of cotemporary accounts, folklore, and original poems on Billy the Kid conjure up an undeniable human experience from an unlikely source.  In this stage adaptation – recently developed by Mr. Ondaatje in association with Pittsburgh’s Quantum Theatre – the most notorious and mythical ghost from the American Midwest frontier is brought to life through narrative, song, and poetry.  This production marks the Canadian premiere of this adaptation from the Governor-General awarding winning book that both glorifies and vilifies William H. Bonney.

“Theatre Inconnu succeeds completely… a must-see, is chock-full of humanity, fun and music — not to mention bona fide artistry… The writing is remarkable… this show is brimming with life and song… moments of incandescent loveliness… Exactly the right tone is captured, a slippery balance of humour and pathos… entertaining as all get out. For the man or woman who has everything, tickets to The Collected Works of Billy the Kid might well be the perfect gift.”
Times Colonist – Adrian Chamberlain

“It has guts and passion, dancing, foot stomping… plenty of shooting…you watch Ondaatje’s language come to life.  Kudos to the whole cast…  rollicking, quirky, and unexpectedly delicious… a collaborative piece… all do stellar work”
CBC On the Island – David Lenam

“Theatre Inconnu ends their incredible 2013 season… actions and words are heightened and emphasized; ordinary occurrences take on a tinge of the unusual and macabre… we revel in Ondaatje’s glorious language.  This sparseness – of word, action and design – hints strongly at the environment that birthed the legend – the desert and high sierra… Theatre Inconnu continues to astonish… Bravo to the direction, cast and crew of Billy the Kid for finding new ways to tell old stories with bravado and vulnerability, and never accepting the status quo.”
I Have My Own Life to Live – Janis Lacouvee

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Assistant directed by Blair Moro
Performed by Cam Culham, James Roney, Melissa Blank, Mollison Farmer, Brin Porter, and Michelle Mitschrich
Costumes by Kat Jeffery
Set by Robert Randall

Previews: Nov 26 @ 8pm
Then –
8pm: Nov 27, 28, 30, Dec 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
2pm: Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 7, 8, 14

Regular priced tickets are $14 / $10 Students, Seniors, and the unwaged
Preview on Nov 26 is $7
Thursday Nov 28 is pay-what-you-can

Tickets & Reservations
Through TICKET ROCKET: Get your tickets online, over the phone, or in person. 
ticketrocket.org / 250-590-6291

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Melissa Blank and James Roney

Season Tickets here!

 

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A Christmas Carol


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Clayton Jevne
Emily Carr House, 207 Government Street
December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 2pm & 7pm and December 24 at 2pm
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE PERFORMANCE:
Little Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road
December 24 at 7pm

This two person, 80-minute adaptation of the timeless classic has been a Victoria holiday tradition since 1997, delighting audiences of all ages. Performed by Clayton Jevne and Sandra Ritter, A Christmas Carol succeeds in capturing the intimacy and poignancy of a story written to delight and inspire. Both actors share in assuming the various roles, while Sandra weaves musical magic throughout the show with her Celtic harp.

“Just might be the best version of this show I’ve ever seen … Jevne restores a measure of dignity to Carol … great storytelling with beautiful Celtic harp accompaniment.” ­­
— Monday Magazine, Victoria


Tickets: $10 under 16, $12 students and seniors, $15 regular
Reservations and information: Phone 250-383-5843 or email mail@theatreinconnu.com or ecarr@shaw.ca. Reservations are recommended for this highly popular show as seating is limited. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

Theatre Inconnu presents a return of their holiday hit

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Adapted
(with live Celtic harp accompaniment)

December 18 – 24

At historic Emily Carr House, with a special Christmas Eve performance at The Little Fernwood Hall

This two-person adaptation of the timeless classic became a holiday tradition in Victoria from 1997 through 2004, delighting audiences of all ages. Performed by Clayton Jevne and Sandra Ritter, A Christmas Carol succeeds in capturing the intimacy and poignancy of a story written to delight and inspire. Both actors share in assuming the various roles, while Sandra also weaves musical magic throughout the show with her Celtic harp. This is a fully acted play, with the actors shifting seamlessly from one character to another, creating a magical experience.

“Just might be the best version of this show I’ve ever seen…  Jevne restores a measure of dignity to Carol… 90 minutes of great storytelling with beautiful Celtic harp accompaniment. ” —Monday Magazine, Victoria

Dates and Times
Emily Carr House
8pm:  Dec 18, 21, 22, 23
2pm:  Dec 18, 21, 22, 23, 24
Little Fernwood Hall
7pm:  Dec 24

Prices
$10 (children under 16), $12 students & seniors, $15 regular
Please note that this special limited engagement is not part of Theatre Inconnu’s regular season, and punch cards will not be applicable for admission.

Reservations and information
Phone: 250-383-5843
Email: mail@theatreinconnu.com or  ecarr@shaw.ca
Reservations are recommended for the highly popular show, as seating is limited.

Location
Emily Carr House – 207 Government Street
Little Fernwood Hall – 1923 Fernwood Road

Both venues are wheelchair accessible.