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Event Series Event Series: Wyrd, A Musical UnFairytale

Wyrd, A Musical UnFairytale

May 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm10:30 pm

$33.28

Rock concert. Musical. UnFairytale. WYRD has it all, without even a hint of a handsome prince! Think Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz – just add eviscerating social satire and a lot more mud.

Once upon a (pick a time in history), a woman escapes her abusive lover and finds herself in a dingy motel in the middle of nowhere. Mysteriously drawn into the woods, she wanders off the beaten path and discovers an ancient bog. There she encounters three mythical hags at their annual reunion (they’re not scary, they’re just misunderstood). Among the flatulating mushrooms, horny herons, a gas-lighting game show, punk rocking crones, an egocentric King from a Shakespearean tragedy, and a visiting hag from ‘down south’, the woman navigates the bewildering darkness, trying to find the path home.

WYRD hilariously deconstructs everyday patriarchal norms and holds a mirror up for us to yank out our internalized misogyny and take a good, hearty gander at it.

Metro Theatre

Thursday May 18 | 8pm

Friday May 19 | 8pm

Saturday May 20 | 2pm & 8pm

1411 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8W 2L2

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Brought to you by Larrikin Entertainment in Association with Atomic Vaudeville

Original Concept by Angela Drainville and Katherine McCallum

Written by (In alphabetical order) Meg Braem, Angela Drainville, Jane Gaudet, Jenny Hamilton, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Becky Johnson, Katherine McCallum, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Melaina Sheldon, Ashley Robyn, and Britt Small

Musical Composition by Shirley Gnome, Ashley Robyn and Selina Heyligers-Hare

Dramaturgy and Script Editing by Meg Braem

Featuring (in alphabetical order): Yasmin D’Oshun, Selina Heyligers-Hare, Isabelle James Walker, Jordan Kaltenbruner, Hannah Mazurek, Victoria Parker, Erin Pettifor, Ashley Robyn, and Jamie Tognazzini

Artistic Executive Producer Katherine McCallum

Directed by Britt Small

Musical direction by Ashley Robyn

Stage Manager: Jenny Hamilton

Costume Design by Sheena Mair

Lighting Design by Kasey-Rae Anderson

Set/Props Design by Lea-Ann McNally, Selene Vakharia and Helen O’Connor

Technical Direction: Norah Paton and Ila Zbarsky

Production Manager/Assitant Stage Manager: McKenzie Amundson

Tour Coordinator: Simone Kitchen

Follow Spot Operation/production assistant: Ella Peschke

*Content warning and minimum age suggestion: This show contains adult themes, coarse language, and references to relationship abuse/gender-based violence. Ensure that supports are in place for anyone who is triggered by these themes. Please use parental discretion when booking tickets for youth under the age of 15.

AUDIENCE REVIEWS

“Weaving humour and wit through a tale of swamps and hags and sketchy motels, the experiences of everyone involved have been deftly spun into this musical comedy and satire, a wickedly funny show for everyone to enjoy.” Storm Blakely – Yukon News

“A splendid tour de force! The show was provocative, hilarious and innovative, while achieving the highest standards of musical and theatrical excellence.” Dr. Brendan Hanley – Member of Parliament, Yukon Territory

“You’ll leave Wyrd in love with the Bog Hags, smiling at the brilliance of the characters and storytelling, and humming the bars of your new favorite feminist anthem. This show taps into the rage and the hilarity of being a woman in the world. This is a must see for everyone!” Kate White – Leader Yukon NDP

“Best production I’ve seen in my life! Laughter! Tears! Go see this!” Fayth Starr, CKRW 96.1

“WYRD is a wonderful gift.” Casey Prescott – CEO Yukon Arts Centre

“I had such a great time last night at the show! I had a smile on my face all the way through. What an amazing accomplishment this show is! Truly, truly impressive work!” Brian Filder – Artistic Director, The Guild

“Do yourself a huge favour and go see Wyrd this evening! It was a brilliant way to spend 2 hours of my life!” Inga Petri – Principal, Stategic Moves