"The Council of the Animals" was performed as Readers Theatre at The Hub, 829 Fort Street, Victoria, on November 2019. A comic spoof of municipal politics. See how the wildlife would run a city, if Beaver, Raccoon, Rabbit, Snail, Squirrel, Deer and Canada Goose were given the chance:
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MONOLOGUE BY ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE (Helen Bunyan)
Stories by VICTORIA STORYTELLERS GUILD
Land of Lake and Wood (Canadian History based on real-people memoirs),
and Village Wooing, comedy by George Bernard Shaw
"VOICES FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE"
Monologue from Eleanor of Aquitaine (in the voice of Helen Bunyan)
"Seance" -- a comedy by Gary Johnson
"Orca Seance" -- a tragi-comedy by "orcas"
RAIN and THUNDER (DIALOGUE BETWEEN GAIA and JEHOVAH
READINGS FROM "WANDERING WORDS" - new anthology of fiction and verse
by Victoria writers
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November 9th Readers' Theatre:
LAND OF LAKE AND WOOD
at Cook Street Village Senior Centre's Remembrance Day luncheon, Victoria.
(Based on memoirs of post-WWII immigrants to Canada. The title comes from a phrase in
Susanna Moodie's Canadian classic Roughing It In the Bush)
February 15, 2019, Readers' Theatre:
THE SHADOW GUEST
by S. B. Julian
Valentine Day Lunch at Cook Village Activity Centre
Cupid lurks in the halls of a residential hotel and residents are comically haunted by past loves.
Calliope - chief of the muses and muse of epic or heroic poetry
Clio the - muse of history
Erato - muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs
Euterpe - muse of music and lyric poetry
Melpomene - muse of tragedy
Polyhymnia or Polymnia - muse of sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric
Terpsichore - muse of choral song and dance
Thalia - muse of comedy and bucolic poetry
Urania - muse of astronomy
Also in 2008 the Players performed S.B. Julian's Hypatia of Alexandria, A Tragedy, as part of Amnesty International's anniversary project "Small Places"
In June 2017, as part of "Orca Awareness Month" Alexandria Players twice performed Janus and the Whale, a re-telling of "Jonah and the Whale" from the whale's point of view. First performance was at Churchmouse After-Hours Coffeehouse, and second performance was at Orca Celebration & Action Day. Not Jonah but a man representing Janus, the two-faced god of past, future and transitions, is devoured by the ocean creature in this story about our double attitude (conservation and exploitation) to the sea around us. (Actors were Tim Watters, Linda Foubister, Gayle Millbank and Genine Hanns.)