Liza Balkan Directs Little Shop

For fans in BC, Liza Balkan (Sailor Mercury #2) is directing Little Shop of Horrors, which will be on stage at the performance hall of the Canadian College of Performing Arts from Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13 with 2 pm and 7:30 pm performances. The address of the theatre is 1701 Elgin Rd, Oak Bay (in Victoria, British Columbia).

Liza arrived in Victoria mere days before rehearsals began, after working at the Stratford Festival this fall.

Liza told Oak Bay News that there is more to Little Shop than one might think. “People think Little Shop is a small show, but there’s so much happening that it’s quite large. It’s a funny, dark Faustian tale.”

And to The Victoria Times Colonist, she said that she is “going for the sweetness and the truth of these characters. There’s so much heart and simple sweetness in the play.”

Last year, Liza directed the college’s production of 7 Stories. She has co-directed productions at the Stratford Festival such as The Trojan Women and All’s Well That Ends Well.

Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors, available at the McPherson box office or by calling 250-386-6121.

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