Dog Sees God (Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead)

We welcome you back to live theatre! Until further notice we will be following COVID-19 safety protocols. You will be required to wear a mask and provide proof of identity along with your BC or Canada Vaccine Card.

This winter holiday season, Theatre Inconnu attempts to answer that burning question: What will happen to the Peanuts gang as they struggle with teenage angst?  Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead provides the answer. This award-winning play by Bert Royal is an irresistible portrayal of some familiar characters (who bear a striking resemblance to Charles M. Schulz’s iconic kids) entering young adulthood. Whimsy is tempered by the challenges facing today’s youth. 

“Humorous, raw, topical, foul-mouthed and at times inspired… both sensitive and desensitizing… a dynamic combination that makes for exciting theater.”  Stage and Cinema (Los Angeles)

Directed by Morgan Gadd
Starring (alphabetically): Autumn Antonsen, MJ Connelly, Andrea Eggenberger, Rebecca Elliott, James Johnson, Finn Kelly, Frankie Wilson, Tianxu Zhao
Stage Manager – Perry Burton

To read the program online CLICK HERE


Nov 30 @ 8pm (Preview) Purchase tickets

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Dec 8 – 8pm Purchase tickets
Please note that Dec 8 is also a pay-what-you-wish performance. If you do not want to pay normal prices, then you must reserve by phone or email and pay when you attend (see below instructions)
Dec 9 – 8pm Purchase tickets
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Dec 11 – 2pm Purchase tickets (SOLD OUT)
Dec 11 – 8pm Purchase tickets
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Reservations and Ticket Sales
To purchase tickets online, click on the date and time above when you wish to attend

Ticket Prices:
$14 regular (adults), $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Tuesday Nov 30 is half-price ($7) preview
Wednesday Dec 8 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

You can also reserve directly through THEATRE INCONNU without prepayment:
phone:  (250) 360-0234 
email:    info@theatreinconnu.com
In this case, you will pay when you come to see the show.

For more detailed ticket purchase information CLICK HERE.

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

Advisory:  This play contains strong language and deals with issues such as: drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, sexual relations and gender identity.

Theatre Inconnu is located in the Paul Phillips Hall at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
We are wheelchair accessible

Theatre Inconnu is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

We are wheelchair accessible

JARED by Rachel Wyatt – Live & in person!!!

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Live and in-person
Theatre Inconnu is proud to present the world premiere of this one-act (45-minute) comedy by internationally acclaimed author Rachel Wyatt penned especially for Theatre Inconnu.  This play captures the hopes and trepidations of Jared, a 30-year old struggling actor working as a barista.  His interactions with customers, and insights into their lives, provide a heartfelt snapshot of what it means to be human.  At times we laugh with Jared at the eccentricities of his customers, and at others, we share his sincere concern over their struggles, all the while gaining an appreciation of Jared’s own challenges in chasing his life’s dream.  Jared will leave you with a full heart and a cheerful tear in your eye.  To add to the magic, the play will be accompanied by a series of projections of wonderful character drawings by the performer.

“compelling and moving performance… what really makes the production stand out is the character drawings that illustrate the story as Jared narrates it… It is a graphic novel in live action… it will take your heart in hand and remind you of how important human connection really is.”      Nexus Newspaper – Emily Welch

To read the full review CLICK HERE

After a successful pay-per-view run, we are offering this delightful one-act play as a live performance in our Fernwood venue!
COVID-19 protocols will be followed.  
All audience members must wear masks and must provide proof of at least one dose of vaccine.
Attendance is only by prior reservation.  See reservation details below.

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Performed by Rudy Smith

Rachel Wyatt is one of Canada’s most beloved authors, and is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. 
Rudy Smith is a recent graduate of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts and is also an accomplished graphic artist.
Clayton Jevne has headed Theatre Inconnu since its inception, and has functioned as director, actor, or designer for scores of production.

To view online program CLICK HERE

Dates & Times
8pm:  Sept 22, 23, 25, 29, 30  &  Oct 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
2pm:  Sept 25,  26  &  Oct 3, 9

Location: the Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC

Reservations/tickets
Regular:  $10
Seniors/Students:  $8 
you must reserve to attend, and this must be done by contacting us at:

info@theatreinconnu.com

Do not «pre-pay» until we confirm your reservation.  If the date/time you want is at capacity, we will inform you of other options that still have room.
Once your reservation is confirmed you can pay as follows:
Pre-payment:  You can pre-pay by:
E-transfer (no earlier than one day prior to attendance) to:
info@theatreinconnu.com
At the door:  You can pay when you attend, with the EXACT AMOUNT of cash (we will not offer change) or by cheque when you arrive.

Seating will be limited to 25 attendees per show.  

Dates & Times
8pm:  Sept 22, 23, 25, 29, 30  &  Oct 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
2pm:  Sept 25,  26  &  Oct 3, 9


THE AUDITION

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The Canadian premiere of James Johnson’s one-act (50-minute) dark comedy, The Audition, is every actor’s audition nightmare come to true!  AND it is also a universal and powerful statement on the responsibilities of those in positions of authority, and the consequences when the power inherent in that position is abused.  Lauren, the innocent young actor, is hoping this just might be the audition that will lead to her big break.  Her auditioner, Stella – the director from hell – holds the key to the door of opportunity.  Those “in the biz” may recognize the outrageous (and sometimes pushed to extreme) paces that Lauren is put through, while others will gain a dramatic insight into the challenges and absurdities that can take place during an audition.  How far will an actor go to get the role?  And how far can Stella push Lauren before Lauren decides to push back?

To see trailer: CLICK HERE

“It is a ferocious two-hander which pushes the actors to extremes.”
The Barefoot Review, USA
 “a powerful piece of theatre.”
www.one4review.com, UK
“a powerful examination of manipulation, mind games and psychological warfare.”
Glam, Australia

Directed by Branden Sugden
Featuring:  Sophia Radford and Emily Trepanier

Produced by arrangement with Stagescripts.com (UK)
The show is 50 minutes in length.

To view online program CLICK HERE

Content advisory:  partial nudity, strong language, simulated violence
Possible triggers:  discussion of sexual violence and pedophilia, depiction of gun violence, depiction of physical abuse/violence, depiction of psychological abuse, discussion of self-harm and suicide, depiction of drug abuse, and references to alcoholism.

Ticket purchase and Online Access for Viewing
This production will be available for online pay-per-view access from our website:
Available July 10 through August 1 (2021)

Ticket price is just $
7
(for a 24-hour access period starting from the moment of purchase)
You will pay (by credit card) on the day you wish to see the show, and you will have a 24-hour window in which to view The Audition.

Please note:  This is not a live-streaming event.  It has been pre-filmed in our home venue, the Paul Phillips Hall.


To see Trailer: CLICK HERE

Sophia Radford as Lauren and Emily Trepanier as Stella

JARED

The viewing of this show is over. Thanks to all who logged in!

Click here to see trailer

Internationally acclaimed writer Rachel Wyatt has penned Jared – a new one-act (45-minute) comedy – especially for Theatre Inconnu.  The world premiere of this insightful one-actor play captures the hopes and trepidation of a young man on the verge of committing to an exciting, yet challenging, life path.  Jared is a 30-year old struggling actor currently working as a barista in a modest coffee bar.  As his regular customers enter and leave, his on-going musings – as he carries out his tasks – provide a rich and heartfelt snapshot of what it means to be human.  At times we laugh along with Jared at the eccentricities of his customers, and at others, we share his sincere concern over their respective struggles.  All the while, we are gaining an appreciation of Jared’s own struggle as he prepares to break free from a life in which he can offer – like any good “bar-tender” – a sympathetic ear and cheerful pick-me-up for others, to a life in which he can begin to realize his own dreams.  This play will leave you with a full heart and a cheerful tear in your eye. To add to the magic, the play will be “accompanied” by a series of delightful character drawings done by the performer, Rudy Smith.

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Performed by Rudy Smith

Rachel Wyatt is one of Canada’s most beloved authors, and is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. 
Rudy Smith is a recent graduate of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts and is also an accomplished graphic artist.
Clayton Jevne has headed Theatre Inconnu since its inception, and has functioned as director, actor, or designer for scores of production.

To view online program CLICK HERE

Ticket purchase and Online Access for Viewing from July 22 through August 15 (2021)

Ticket price is just $7
(for a 24-hour access period starting from the moment of purchase)
You will pay (by credit card) on the day you wish to see the show, and you will have a 24-hour window in which to view Jared. (But remember, you can only purchase you viewing window on the day you wish to view the show.)

Please note:  This is not a live-streaming event.  It has been pre-filmed in our home venue, the Paul Phillips Hall.

Jared at work. Graphic by Rudy Smith
Rudy Smith as Jared

A CHRISTMAS CAROL


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A Christmas Carol adapted from Charles Dickens by Clayton Jevne

Sandra Ritter and Clayton Jevne

“Damned if it isn’t really good. More than that, it just might be the best version of this show I’ve ever seen… 90 minutes of great storytelling.” John Threlfall, Monday Magazine, 2001

For 8 years Theatre Inconnu presented Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at various historical location in Victoria BC. The show was adapted and directed by Clayton Jevne, with Clayton and Sandra Ritter performing it. Sandra also designed the sound/music-scape, and played live harp.

This particular recorded performance took place on Christmas Eve, 2000, at Emily Carr House (built in 1863) in Victoria BC. Emily had written that A Christmas Carol was one of her favorite stories, and she carried a copy with her in her painting frock. The performance of the show in the Carr dining room, on this night, was a magical experience.

Other heritage locations that saw performances of this production included: Craigflower Schoolhouse (built in1854), Gyppeswyk House (part of the Art Gallery of greater Victoria, built in 1889), Craigdarroch Castle (1887), St. Anne’s Academy Chapel (1858), and the Parfitt Building (now the Paul Phillips Hall, built in1909, and current home to Theatre Inconnu).

We recognize that the recording picture and sound quality is less than we would expect from a more modern digital video, but we hope that this copy of the original VHS recording will provide some joy and entertainment.

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful help of Jan Ross and family for their help with this particular show (as then custodians of Emily Carr House).