The Black Rider – The Casting of the Magic Bullets

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Theatre Inconnu is excited to announce this December’s holiday season offering of the musical The Black Rider – The Casting of the Magic Bullets, by Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs.  Eight years ago, Theatre Inconnu mounted the Tom Waits musical Alice.  Since then the company has been eager to once again bring the wonderfully eclectic music of this master back to Victoria.  This time his tunes are supported by the deliciously poetic script of the great beat poet, William S. Burroughs. Theatre Network aptly describes the work as: “a wickedly sensuous world where nothing is what it seems; the devil sings, the animals laugh… a bizarre and macabre musical.”  Working with local celebrated artists – musical director Brooke Maxwell, choreographer Sylvia Hosie, and costume designer Linda MacNaughton – Theatre Inconnu Artistic Director, Clayton Jevne, will guide a cast of local talented performers (headed by Rosemary Jeffery, fresh off her hit sold-out solo show Lady Day) in bringing this fascinating work to local audiences.  The story is a timeless tale based upon the German folk tale Der Freischütz (also made into an opera by Carl Maria von Weber).  A young man makes a pact with the dark-side in order to secure his heart’s desire; and to do that, he must become a great hunter; and the fastest route to that goal, of course, is to obtain some very special bullets (well, you get the picture…).  While not boasting seasonal merry jingle bells, Theatre Inconnu does guarantee an exciting musical and theatrical treat for mature audiences.
Read the original folk tale – The Fatal Marskman – from which Waits and Burroughs directly drew their inspiration: CLICK HERE.

To view/download the show program: CLICK HERE

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Musical direction & sound design by Brooke Maxwell
Choreography by Sylvia Hosie
Costumes by Linda MacNaughton
Shadow puppets by Sophie Fuldauer
Setting & lights by Clayton Jevne
Stage Management by Sylvia Lindstrom
Cast (alphabetically): Melissa Blank, Colton Blum, Perry Burton, Ian Case, Cam Culham, Nicholas Guerreiro, Rosemary Jeffery, Michael Romano, Deirdre Tipping

To reserve and pay online, click on your desired date/time below.
Nov 30 – 8pm (Preview)
Dec 1 – 8pm
Dec 2 – 8pm
Dec 3 – 2pm SOLD OUT
Dec 3 – 8pm
Dec 7- 8pm
Dec 8 – 8pm
Dec 9 – 8pm
Dec 10 – 2pm SOLD OUT
Dec 10 – 8pm SOLD OUT
Dec 14 – 8pm SOLD OUT
Dec 15 – 8pm SOLD OUT
Dec 16 – 8pm
Dec 17 – 2pm SOLD OUT
Dec 17 – 8pm SOLD OUT

Reservations and Ticket Sales

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

You can also reserve directly through THEATRE INCONNU without prepayment:
phone:  (250) 360-0234 
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 90 minutes long, including one intermission.

Theatre Inconnu is located in the Paul Phillips Hall at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
We are wheelchair accessible – but you need to contact us beforehand so we can make accommodation.

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