October 28, 2009
We are proud to promote the production of “Rabbit Hole” directed by Matthew Howe and supported by the Canadian Heritage Arts Foundation. This show will run November 13-15 (Fri. November 13, 7:30pm; Sat. November 14, 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun. November 15, 2pm) at the Metro Studio Theatre.
“Rabbit Hole” was the winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsay- Abaire, is a beautifully crafted work of great sensitivity which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief. Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. “Rabbit Hole,” charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. It’s a dramatic piece of writing laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.
The play is guest-directed by Matthew Howe. Mr. Howe enjoyed ten seasons as Resident Director/Choreographer and Master Teacher at the Tony Award winning Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was named 2005-06 Twin Cities Director of the year.
Tickets: Adults $20, Students $15 (On sale at the McPherson Box Office; 250-386-6121)
Company C is the Year III program of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Founded by Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning in 1998, the College provides quality training to prepare students for careers in the area of performing arts. This year, Company C is composed of twelve graduates of the Year II program who are working alongside professional directors to bring three powerful shows to the stage this season. Also, stay tuned for “Little Shop of Horrors,” which will be running from December 11-13th at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. This fall is the last chance for Victoria to see this talented ensemble as they prepare to launch their careers across Canada and beyond.
Ian and Marilyn
October 23, 2009
I am a proud member of the Seaside BNI on Vancouver Island and thoroughly enjoy our Friday breakfast meetings. These events are both informative and productive. One of the wonderful contacts I have made through this association is with Cydney of Cydney Hellier Gray Design. She is a local Interior Designer that loves to help people realize their dreams. Collaborating with her clients and a professional team, working with a vast array of resources, and really reading the context of the space, her results are always outstanding.
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I hope you enjoy her guest post below.
I was recently part of a very successful renovation project that became the Feature Home of The Prestigious Victoria Art Gallery Annual Home and Garden Tour. This stunning waterfront home had a classic and timeless appeal. The details throughout the home, and the understated elegance, truly made this home inviting and comfortable. Many people seek this atmosphere for their own homes, Below is an outline of how it was accomplished:
Space can often be created by adding onto your home or converting existing space. The subterranean Media Room of this property had previously been a garage. We accomplished this by adding to the footprint to create a new garage, which was better positioned to allow for a dramatic entry courtyard. A large dressing room with custom cabinetry was also added to the master suite.
The Media Room showcases simple materials combined in a classic way. The goal in this type of decorating scheme was to have everything understated, yet elegant. As they say, “form follows function.” This space enables a multitude of activities, while hiding everything tastefully behind custom millwork. Having a place for everything you’d like to use in the room ensures that it stays clutter free.
This room will be enjoyed for many, many years and is very warm and inviting; flowing beautifully to the rest of the home.
If you’re thinking of re-designing your home I’d be happy to hear from you (250) 896-4663.
October 8, 2009
We am pleased to announce that we have recently been placed on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Heritage Arts Society, located in Victoria, BC. This is a natural extension of our love for the arts! If you missed our earlier post the Sidney Fine Arts Show is coming up, October 16-18th at the Mary Winspear Theatre.
Through this partnership we hope to help the Canadian College of Performing Arts and The Canadian Heritage Arts Society navigate the turbulence of government funding cut-backs, to allow the creative talents cradled within to soar. In the book, The Wisdom of Teams, John Katzenbach and Douglas Smith define a team as a “small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.” We are looking forward to being part of such a team, dedicated to the success of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society.
Upcoming Shows Include:
“As Bees In Honey Drown” playing October 9-11th at the Metro Studio Theatre
“Rabbit Hole” playing November 13-15th at the Metro Theatre
Tickets are $20 and $15 for students. Please contact the McPherson box office at 250.386.6121.
Marilyn and Ian