[Phoenix-eNews] PHOENIX THEATRE BackstagePASS: 50 years of Phoenixers in the community

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      eNews: 50 years of Phoenixers in the community

For the past 50 years, UVic's Department of Theatre has been channeling 
the passions of young theatre students and creating generations of 
engaged, talented artists and citizens. After graduation, they become 
part of the fabric of Victoria's, Canada's, and indeed, the world's 
cultural landscape. Whether it's producing a Fringe show (see a full 
list of Phoenix Fringers below), pouring their heart and soul into their 
own theatre company, or playing important roles in other cultural 
institutions, we are proud of the creative work our alumni bring to our 
lives. Read more about the Department of Theatre's early days and the 
impact our alum have made over the years.


      Behind the Scenes: *
      *A history of creating the theatre artists that create theatre in
      our community

Like the story of the mythical Phoenix that is the namesake of our 
building, the history of the Department of Theatre is one of continual 
rejuvenation, growth, and inspiration. Fifty years ago, Victoria was a 
small but growing cultural centre on the west coast, but few could have 
foreseen the effect that the University of Victoria’s new theatre 
program would have on Victoria’s arts scene.

With the understanding that drama needed to be performed and seen live 
to be properly studied, Roger Bishop, the Chair of the Department of 
English, had a vision. He enlisted the young English professor, Carl 
Hare, who had an interest in theatre. Starting with two old army huts on 
UVic’s new Gordon Head campus, Hare mobilized volunteer faculty members 
and students from across different programs on campus who all worked 
with relentlesss energy and enthusiasm to transform the space into a 
tiny 80-seat theatre.

/“You have to realize that in those days, UVic was just an army camp,”/ 
says Hare. /“There were no buildings, everything was moved into army 
huts – the bookstore, the faculty club. That first year, we taught at 
Victoria College while the huts were being renovated. We didn’t get in 
till January of 1963.”/

In 1965, the theatre space was completed by erecting a concrete building 
to fit between two long huts. It contained a simple stage and a control 
booth, but no wing space or fly tower. Nevertheless, it was regarded 
fondly then, and is still remembered fondly, as a creative venue. Rising 
as it did from an old military hospital, morgue and chapel, it was 
fittingly named the Phoenix Theatre!

The building was christened with a /Renaissance Festival/ in the summer 
of 1965 featuring performances by the Campus Players, a group made up of 
faculty and students.

By the 1966 school year, UVic students could receive a BA with a Major 
in Theatre, and by 1967 with the creation of an integrated School of 
Fine Arts – one of the first in the country –  students could earn a 
BFA. When the School evolved into its current configuration as the 
Faculty of Fine Arts in 1969, it immediately began to create ways to 
share their collective talents with the community.

That very summer, and continuing each summer until 1971, the Faculty 
launched /*Victoria Fair*/, an adventurous, Victoria-wide summer 
cultural event that was rich with theatre, music, lectures, and art 
exhibitions. /Victoria Fair/ was focused around three plays mounted by 
the Department of Theatre in the McPherson Playhouse 
<http://www.rmts.bc.ca/mcpherson-playhouse> and usually featured 
professional theatre artists from across Canada and the US working with 
faculty, students and artists from the Victoria community. Such artists 
included Christopher Newton (later the Artistic Director at Shaw 
Festival), Marti Maraden (later the Co-Artistic Director at Stratford 
and Artistic Director at the National Arts Centre) and Neil Munro (later 
a Resident Director at Shaw). Other local arts organizations also 
participated, including concerts by the Victoria Conservatory of Music 
<http://vcm.bc.ca>and children’s theatre presentations by the Bastion 
Theatre Co. The fair also featured play-related lectures, and numerous 
concerts and recitals, presented on campus throughout the summer, and in 
1970 it featured the world premieres of two commissioned works and 
special exhibitions at the university's Maltwood Museum 
<http://uvac.uvic.ca>.

/“I remember the Victoria Fair as an incredible cross-cultural endeavour 
between UVic and Victoria’s arts community that would produce the best 
in world-class theatre here in Victoria,”/ says now retired faculty 
member John Krich.

This initiative to reach out to the community was also extended to high 
school students from across BC. Over various summers, as early as 1966 
and running until 1983, the Department of Theatre hosted Senior 
Secondary Summer Theatre Workshops (known as the SSSTW). Each summer a 
selected group of high school students from across BC and other 
provinces enrolled in theatre studies that culminated in a fully mounted 
production on the Phoenix stage under the guidance of a guest director. 
Many of these high school students elected to continue their theatre 
studies at the University of Victoria.

Within its first decade in the Phoenix Theatre, it was clear that the 
growing department needed new facilities. A site on the west side of 
campus was chosen and a committee was struck to research examples of 
other university theatre facilities. Throughout the design period of the 
new building, theatre faculty, staff and students were engaged in the 
planning process, with particular input from Carl Hare and design 
professor William West. Designed by architects Peterson & Lester, the 
new Phoenix Building featured three state-of-the-art performance spaces. 
It also consolidated all the department’s facilities under one roof so 
students would no longer spend their days dashing from hut to hut.

Its three performance spaces were named to honour the department’s 
history and the community: the Roger Bishop proscenium arch theatre was 
named in recognition of Professor Bishop’s ardent championing of theatre 
and the department during its early years; the Chief Dan George thrust 
theatre was named in the memory of one of Canada’s most distinguished 
First Nations actors who was born on the West Coast; and the Barbara 
McIntyre studio space, named to honour Professor McIntyre’s service as 
the department’s first female chair from 1972 to 1981. The building was 
also equipped with all the latest gear, including a computerized stage 
lighting system. The Phoenix easily boasted being one of the finest 
academic theatre complexes in the country, and remains so today.

Although the building was not completely finished at the end of the fall 
term in 1981, the Department of Theatre decamped from Q-Hut to its new 
home over the Christmas holidays. In January of 1982, a new semester and 
a whole new era of Phoenix Theatre would begin at UVic. Faculty, staff, 
and some students boxed up every costume, prop, and set piece, and, as 
soon as classes ended, the entire contents of the old buildings were 
fitted into a convoy of moving trucks that made their way around Ring 
Road to their new home. With classes – and work on the next play – 
resuming in January, all hands pitched in to unpack thousands of 
costumes, install and set up classroom furniture, and even build a 
temporary mezzanine level for an over abundance of props.

Over the decades, the Phoenix Theatre has presented hundreds of 
memorable productions, both throughout their mainstage seasons and 
during their much-loved *Phoenix Summer Theatre *productions, which 
began in 1972 and ran for 26 years. From 1985 to 1998, PST also offered 
outdoor dinner theatre at the Faculty (now University) Club where 
performances were staged using the Club’s patio, trees, shrubbery and 
even the pond as part of the scenery for outstanding productions 
including /As You Like It/, /Murder On The Nile/, /Hayfever/; and /Peter 
Pan/ (which was filmed and broadcast on CHEK TV). /Peter Pan/ featured 
actors flying through the trees and a mechanical crocodile swimming in 
the pond!

For the past 50 years, UVic’s theatre faculty and alumni have also been 
a driving force in Victoria’s theatre community, beginning in the early 
days with the Campus Players, Company One, and the adventurous city-wide 
fine arts festival, Victoria Fair from 1969-71. Phoenix grads have 
founded over a dozen enduring Victoria theatre companies, from *Theatre 
Inconnu <http://www.theatreinconnu.com>* in 1978, *Story Theatre 
<http://www.storytheatre.ca>*in 1981, *Intrepid Theatre 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com>* and *Victoria Fringe Festival 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/fringe-festival/>***in 1986 
(celebrating their 30th anniversary this year!), the *Greater Victoria 
Shakespeare Festival <http://www.vicshakespeare.com>* in 1991 and 
*Theatre SKAM* <http://www.skam.ca> in 1995, to more recent companies 
like*Atomic Vaudeville* 
<http://atomicvaudeville.wixsite.com/atomic-vaudeville> in 2004,*SNAFU 
Dance Theatre* <http://www.snafudance.com> in 2006, *workingclasstheatre 
* <http://www.workingclasstheatre.com>in 2009 and *Impulse Theatre* 
<http://www.impulsetheatre.ca> in 2011. Other alumni-created companies 
are active in cities across Canada and the world, with Phoenix grads 
playing important roles in institutions like the National Arts Centre, 
Stratford Festival, Calgary Theatre and CBC Radio.

Generations (literally!) of students have “walked the boards,” – whether 
at the old Phoenix or the current Phoenix Theatre built in 1981 – 
learning skills in performance and production; understanding theatre’s 
important role in history and for education; and earning one of the most 
hands-on, comprehensive theatre degrees in Canada.

** <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/>You can read an extended 
version of the Phoenix Theatre's history on their special *50th 
Anniversary website* <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/timeline/> 
that includes growth, the plays they have produced, their faculty and 
when they worked, as well as many successful alumni and when they 
graduated. Alumni cansend in their own biographies 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/forms/phoenixalumnisurvey/biography/> to be 
posted or share stories and photos 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/forms/phoenixalumnisurvey/memories/> from the 
past.

There are lots of celebratory events this year beginning in October with 
the*Anniversary Alumni Festival 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/alumnifestival/>*and a 
weekend-long *Alumni Reunion 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>* in November (details 
below in the calendar). We are also planning other activities during the 
year <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/exhibitions/>, including an 
exhibition of Phoenix play posters at the UVic Archives, a human library 
event and historical displays.

  * Be sure to visit www.phoenixtheatres.ca/50th
    <http://www.phoenixtheatres.ca/50th>

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      Phoenix Phacts: Your guide to Phoenix Fringers!

This year, alumna Katt Campbell (BFA' 08) has taken up the role of Guest 
Producer.Learn more about Katt and her vision of for this year's Fringe. 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/meet-the-2016-fringe-guest-producer/> 
Whether acting, writing, directing, designing or managing backstage, our 
alumni and students seem to be everywhere! Check out the list of this 
year's Fringe shows involving Phoenixers. A special shout out to those 
alum and students working with Intrepid Theatre to get this event up, 
including *Katt Campbell,* Technical Assistants*Simon Farrow, Freya 
Engman, Zoe Hibbert *and*Carolyn Moon*, and Front of House managers 
*Andrew Barrett *and*Leah Hiscock*. /*Happy Fringing! */

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/a-quiet-season/>A QUIET SEASON
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/a-quiet-season/>*ENIGMATIC EVENTS 
<http://www.aquietseason.com> • VICTORIA

/After a series of global tragedies, four survivors are trying to exist 
in a near-abandoned Victoria. Can they go from mere survival to building 
a new life? With each performance, a new series of trials will be faced 
down… challenges chosen by the audience. Mixing improv, traditional 
theater and role-playing, A Quiet Season is a story-telling game on stage./*
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/art-of-eight-limbs/>THE ART OF EIGHT 
LIMBS <http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/art-of-eight-limbs/>*
Vino Buono <https://www.facebook.com/vinobuonoproductions> • VICTORIA

Created by Kat Taddei (UVic Writing), Directed by Chase Hiebert, 
featuring Lucy Sharples, Arielle Permack Designs by Delaney Tesch, Zoe 
Wessler and Marketing by Victoria Simpson.

/Art of the Eight Limbs is the latest work by last year’s “Favourite New 
Play” winner Kat Taddei. Three different eccentrics are torn out of 
their comfort zones and thrust into a bizarre chain of causally-related 
events. Don’t. Get. Comfortable. “Psychologically penetrating” – 
ADELAIDE NOW “A thought-provoking piece that delves into the dark side 
of human nature… bewildering yet brave…” – GLOBAL MEDIA /*
BIRDWATCHING <http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/birdwatching/>*
First N Last Productions <https://www.facebook.com/FirstNLastProd/> • 
VICTORIA

First presented in the department by SATCo.

Written By Jack Hayes, Directed by Kate Loomer, Assistant Directed by 
Molly Mcdowell Powlowski, Stage Managed by Kathryn Taddei (UVic 
Writing), Designs by Sean Thompson, Delaney Tesch, Nic Beamish and Carl 
Keys. Featuring Emma Grabinsky, Rachel Myers, Brett Hay, and Taryn 
Yoneda. Marketing by Victoria Simpson and Maritez Frazer.

/Nolan is being watched. Only, the past and present have gotten so foggy 
since she moved from Vancouver to Toronto, she can’t tell whether the 
eyes on her back are real or imagined. Birdwatching moves seamlessly 
between dance and dialogue as Nolan struggles to ground herself in the 
here and now./

** <http://www.victoriafringe.com/shows/v3/>** 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/bowser/>

*BOWSER* <http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/bowser/>
TRIBAL WRITES 
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1638015699817554%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20> 
• VICTORIA

with Marketing support by Hannah Bell

/In the backwater of Bowser, BC, a cheeky seagull becomes an 
ex-stripper’s unlikely confidant as she recalls the loves and losses in 
her life. “Christine Upright is terrific in this funny and touching 
one-person (with seagull) show.” – Ian Ferguson/

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/cafe-soap-operas/>CAFE SOAP OPERAS 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/cafe-soap-operas/>*
workingclass theatre <http://www.workingclasstheatre.com> • VICTORIA

Featuring Joanne James, Emma Hughes, Kristen Iversen, Nicholas Yee, 
Markus Spodzieja, Tristan Bacon, Keeley Wilson (UVic grad) and Sophie 
Underwood.

//When the going gets tough, the tough get caffeinated! Follow the 
trials and tribulations of a group of regulars at 2%Jazz as they live 
out their lives over a damn good cuppa joe. Narrated by The Barista (you 
know the one), Cafe Soap Operas! is a live, episodic sitcom that’s good 
to the last drop.

***<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/disneys-camp-rock/>*

*DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/disneys-camp-rock/>*performed by 
students of
St. Michaels University School <https://www.smus.ca>

Directed by Cam Culham

//Have you “got what it takes” to join the jam? Are you “too cool” for 
school? In the spirit of the summer camp theme, come take in CAMP ROCK! 
Performed by over twenty local teens (and based on the hit 2008 Disney 
film), this show features upbeat songs to accompany the usual favourite 
camp fare, from food fights to talent nights. Jams of all sorts fill 
this show with fervent fun and raucous spirit.
*DRIFTWOOD <http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/driftwood/>
*HAWK MOM PRODUCTIONS <https://www.facebook.com/HawkMomTheatre> • VICTORIA

Created by Robbie Huebner (UVic Writing),
Ian Simms is Director/Admin/Jack-of-all trades. Featuring Melissa Taylor 
(Theatre & Writing) Robbie Huebner, Tea Siskin, and Caitlin Holm.

/Have you ever taken a break from someone significant in your life, be 
it physical, emotional or otherwise? Hawk Mom Productions presents 
Driftwood: a storytelling series where a variety of Victoria artists 
recount a time when they were adrift — possibly lost, possibly free, 
definitely personal. Visit our website for our storyteller schedule./

*EFFIE & THE VAMPIRE, A LESBIANISTIC MUSICAL MELODRAMA 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/effie-the-vampire-a-lesbianistic-musical-melodrama/>
*DRAGON MONKEY THEATRE • VICTORIA

Co-created by Wendy Merk

//Enjoy singing along, booing and cheering your favourite villains and 
heroines in this gay 1890’s musical set in Fort Victoria. Iron-willed 
Lady Rockland has a huge crush on Lord Carnsew, but he’s been promised 
to her daughter, Lady Margaret. Meanwhile, the beautiful servant Effie 
secretly adores Lady Margaret! And what’s going on between Floozie 
McSwill and Bridget the housekeeper?

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/little-orange-man/>*

*LITTLE ORANGE MAN <http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/little-orange-man/>*
SNAFU DANCE THEATRE <http://www.snafudance.com>
• from VICTORIA

Co-created by Kathleen Greenfield and Ingrid Hansen, featuring Ingrid 
Hansen. SNAFU Dance Theatre began here at the Phoenix Theatre.

/Meet Kitt: a fearless eleven-year-old Danish girl, as she undertakes a 
massive dream experiment and entrusts a group of strangers to help fight 
her darkest battle. Shadow puppetry & dark Danish fables. “It made me 
laugh uncontrollably, it made me cry” – Bloody Underrated “A must-see”- 
Monday Mag. Best-of-the Fest winner in Montreal, Ottawa & Vancouver./

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/the-quiet-environmentalist/>THE QUIET 
ENVIRONMENTALIST 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/the-quiet-environmentalist/>*
SATURNA THEATRE • from VICTORIA
Created by: Carolyn Moon & SJ Valiquette, featuring SJ Valiquette

This story is not about the environment; this story is about our 
mothers, our frustration with, and their love for us while we starved 
ourselves and put ourselves back together again.
Trigger Warning: Eating Disorder

*****<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/sky-corner/>*

*SKY CORNER
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/sky-corner/>*SIDE ONE • from VICTORIA

Featuring Hillary Wheeler

//Sky Corner is a collaboration of three new works, each with a 
different theme and message but connected by their ethereal and 
passionate cores. Movement and voice are combined to bring this fresh 
album to life and offer ponderings on why we’re here, where we’re going 
and what it is that we do in-between.

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/tongues-in-trees-the-reminiscences-of-long-gun-jack-irvine/>TONGUES 
IN TREES: THE REMINISCENCES OF LONG GUN JACK IRVINE 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/tongues-in-trees-the-reminiscences-of-long-gun-jack-irvine/>*
CROOKED OAK PRODUCTIONS • from VICTORIA

Created by Ben Clinton-Baker (UVic grad)

//Listen closely. Do you hear those sounds all around you? They are not 
just noise. They are your Story: Our Story. Combining historical theatre 
and elements of magic realism this play explores Victoria’s timeless 
past through the perceptions, memories and fantasies of one who was there.

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/winnie-the-pooh-tales-of-100-acre-wood-2/>WINNIE 
THE POOH
& TALES OF 100 ACRE WOOD 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/winnie-the-pooh-tales-of-100-acre-wood-2/>*
OUTPOST 31 <http://www.davidelendune.com> • from VICTORIA

Directed by Ian Case, featuring Ian Simms
Melissa Taylor and Ellen Law

/AA Milne’s endearing children’s classic about the adventures of a 
Canadian-inspired bear comes to vivid life for Christopher Robin against 
the backdrop of World War II during the London Blitz- Directed by Ian 
Case & adapted by David Elendune, the artistic team behind last year’s 
popular “Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale”./

*
THE JUPITER REBELLION: A ZACH ZULTANA ADVENTURE 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/the-jupiter-rebellion-a-zach-zultana-adventure/>
*ACTIVE SALAD PRODUCTIONS
<http://www.jeffleardcomedy.com>• from VANCOUVER

Created by/Featuring Jeff Leard

/Jeff Leard returns to Victoria with his new action packed solo Sci-Fi 
comedy. It’s got everything you’d expect from a big budget silver screen 
spectacular: Action… romance… socialist undertones… cool special 
effects… a stool. ” If you want to see the best solo show at the Fringe 
this year, blast off with Zach Zultana.” ***** – Edmonton Sun/

*<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/wildsociety/>WILD/SOCIETY 
<http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/wildsociety/>*
STAR STAR THEATRE <https://starstartheatre.wordpress.com> • from Vancouver

Created by Mika Laulainen

//Rabbit wants to be the most popular city lady when she moves to the 
newest development in town. Raccoon couldn’t care less about social 
politics. Two penguins spice up their time in hiding by getting very 
drunk, very high, and waxing poetic about climate change. What will the 
city ladies think of Raccoon? And why are there icebergs in the pool in 
July?!

*Note: As usual, only Phoenix students and alumni, and other UVic grads, 
are listed. Kudos to the MANY MANY other artists involved!
*

*Want more alumni stories?* Check out our Alumni Profiles 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/alumni/> area of our website. 
Recognize anyone? If you're alumni, please tell us what you've been up 
to. Submit 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/forms/phoenixalumnisurvey/biography//> your 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/alumni/> bio online 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/alumni/> and yours could be the next 
alumni profile on our website!

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      Upcoming Events:

*September 6 – 9, 2016*
*NEW STUDENT WELCOME * 
<http://www.uvic.ca/orientation/undergraduate/index.php> (Sept. 6),
& *UVSS CAMPUS KICK OFF* <https://uvss.ca/campuskickoff/>** (Sept.7-9)

Soon, our students will return and our new students will arrive to 
discover UVic for the first time. If you're a new student, attend the 
New Student Orientation day 
<http://www.uvic.ca/orientation/undergraduate/first-year-and-visiting/index.php> 
on September 8. Check out the great line up of fun campus events and 
concerts the UVSS presents during the first weeks of school, including 
aPancake breakfast, Bands on the Roof, Movie in the Park, a Farmers' 
Market, Clubs & Course Union 
<https://uvss.ca/campuskickoff/>days.*<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/plays/>*

*October 11 – 29, 2016
ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI FESTIVAL 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/plays/>*
/Presented by our Anniversary Alumni Partner:
/<http://www.solutionsinsurance.com/uvic>

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we've invited three special alumni to 
return to the stages of the Phoenix to present a total of 5 different 
shows over 21 performances!

*Charles Ross 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/Festival-Charles-Ross>*: 
Best known for his /One-Man Star Wars Trilogy,/ Ross will present all of 
his one-man nerd trilogies in a One-Man Marathon of:

  * */Lord of the Rings/* (Oct. 11-13)
  * */Star Wars* Trilogy /*(Oct. 14 -15)
  * */Dark Knight: A Batman Parody /*(Oct. 16 -17)

*TJ Dawe: 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/Festival-TJDawe/>*/*The 
Slipknot*/ (Oct.18 - 22)
Writer, performer, director and Fringe veteran, TJ Dawe will perform 
*/The Slipknot,/* a hilarious coming-of-age tale about working in lousy 
jobs. Dawe regularly performs his 14 autobiographical solo shows around 
the world and his play/Toothpaste & Cigars/ (written with theatre 
alumnus Mike Rinaldi), inspired the movie/*The F Word 
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEIgUfh3IhQ>*/.

*Shannan Calcutt: 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/Festival-Shannan-Calcutt>*/*Burnt 
Tongue */ (Oct. 25-29)
This Cirque du Soleil artist is usually seen on the stages of Zumanity 
in Las Vegas. She is also known as her alter ego, Izzy the Clown, who is 
the star of this quirky solo show about a clown who’s eager to find love.

<http://www.solutionsinsurance.com/uvic> Box Office opens forFestival 
tickets <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/tickets/> on October 
4. Subscription packages 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/tickets/season_subscriptions.html> 
for 3 shows, 4 shows – or all 8 shows! – are available now and start at 
$39.00.

*// 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/Dangerous-Liasons/>November 
10 – 26, 2015*
*PREVIEWS: Nov 8 & 9*
*LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/season/2016-2017/Dangerous-Liasons/>*
By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Fran Gebhard

/Presented by our
Anniversary Alumni Partner:/<http://www.solutionsinsurance.com/uvic>

/This award-winning play, adapted into the Oscar-winning film, tells a 
chilling tale of sensual decadence and revenge played among the rich and 
bored French aristocracy as a high-stakes game of life and death. When 
Valmont is challenged to prove his seductive powers, an innocent 
bride-to-be and the virtuous woman are caught in the middle. But while 
sabotaging others’ hearts and reputations, their own prove even more 
fragile./

Box Office opens forLes Liaisons Dangereuses tickets 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/tickets/> on November 
1.Subscription packages 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/phoenix/tickets/season_subscriptions.html> 
for 3 shows, 4 shows – or see all 8 shows! – are available now and start 
at $39.00.

*November 11-13, 2016*
*50th ANNIVERSARY
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>**ALUMNI REUNION 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>*

/Presented by our Anniversary Alumni 
Partner:/<http://www.solutionsinsurance.com/uvic>

We are extremely excited about our 50th Anniversary Phoenix Alumni 
Reunion over the Remembrance Day long weekend. The Department of Theatre 
will open its doors to five decades of alumni – and their families – for 
a weekend of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones! Join us 
for any or all of the following events:

  * Friday 7pm - 1am*: *Mix n' Mingle in the Mac
    <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>(with play option)
  * Saturday 11am - 2:30pm: Decade by Decade Phoenix Phamily Lunch
    <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>
  * Saturday 4:30pm - 12am: Social, Dinner, Dance
    <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/> (with play option)
  * Sunday 11am/12pm:Fun Run/Walk
    <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/> followed by
    Farewell Brunch <https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/50th/reunion/>

With amazing support from our sponsors, /iA Financial Group 
<http://www.solutionsinsurance.com/uvic>/and the UVic Alumni Association 
<http://www.uvic.ca/alumni/>, we’ve kept the prices so that as many 
people as possible can attend (early bird prices for all events is only 
$25 for alumni). Alumni, faculty, staff and their guests *should 
register online soon* 
<https://extrweb.uvic.ca/2016---nov-11-phoenix-reunion-weekend---alum-> 
as the early bird prices end on September 1!

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      Sponsor Kudos:

Thank you to the Phoenix Theatre's many individual donors 
<https://finearts.uvic.ca/theatre/donations/> and corporate sponsors for 
their support of our programs and talented students!

Thanks also to our supporters over the past year from the *Cadboro Bay 
Village* <http://www.cadborobayvillage.com> including: *For Good Measure 
<http://www.forgoodmeasure.ca/>, Pepper's Foods 
<http://peppers-foods.com/>, Smugglers' Cove Pub, 
<http://www.smugglerscovepub.com/> Caddy Bay Liquor Store 
<http://www.caddybayliquor.com>, Yew Tree Yoga 
<http://www.yewtreeyoga.com>and* *Heart Pharmacy 
<http://www.heartpharmacy.com>.*

Find out how your company can reach our 10,000 audience members and UVic 
community of over 25,000.Contact us <mailto:aholierh at uvic.ca> to discuss 
a customized sponsorship package to meet your goals.

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