Are you ready for some action?
Victoria’s vivacious Atomic Vaudeville wants you to feel the fight with Action Revue, a new piece under construction by this smashing local theatre company.
A writing collaboration between Jacob Richmond, Alex Wlasenko and Britt Small, Action Revue: Feel the Fight explores combat, violence and the central question of how masculine archetypes are both created and destroyed, as a ring master narrates a series of bouts set in a boxing ring. The three masterminds were keen to further develop themes from shows in AV’s popular cabaret series, including My Dad can Beat your Dad, Fight Night and Violence is Gay.
Action Revue features an incredible local cast including Wes Borg, Sarah Pelzer, Kelly Hobson, Britt Small, Andrew Barrett, RJ Peters, Sarah Murphy and Treena Stubel. Directed by Richmond, with sound design by Wlasenko, composition by Marco Bozenich, production design by James Insell and lighting by Rebekah Johnson, this show is one you can’t afford to miss. After all, this could show could follow in the steps of critical success Ride the Cyclone, which is currently Broadway bound. Time Out Chicago named it show of the year for 2015.
As with Ride the Cyclone, AV is following a tried-and-true creative path with Action Revue by unfolding phases of the process to a supportive and insightful local audience, before polishing the piece for national touring. The show was first presented in a rough workshop form for one night at the Metro Theatre last year. It returns to the Metro for three shows only; Feb. 18, 19, 20 at 8pm.
Tickets $22/15 at ticketrocket.co or 250-590-6291
Photos by Andrew Barrett