Uno Fest 2014

May 28, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

One of North America’s longest running festival of solo performances occurs right here in Victoria.

It’s called Uno Fest, it’s 17 years old, and this year’s installment wraps up this weekend on Saturday evening.

If you miss out, you’ll have to wait another year to see it.

So far this year there have been performances about Gilda Radner, losing your virginity, and other funny and often touching subjects.

The weekend finale is Ginger Nation, by “one-man flash mob” Shawn Hitchins from Toronto.

Hitchins’ solo performance was a big hit at last year’s huge Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and is one man’s plan to repopulate the world with redheads using artificial insemination.

It’s supposed to be a hilarious, and there may still be a few tickets left for the Saturday show.

Sponsored by Intrepid Theatre

Uno Fest is hosted by Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre.

Besides Uno Fest, Intrepid produces:

  • The annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

  • Winterlab

  • The YOU Show Series…

…And a year-round series of international theatre presentations and premieres for local indie companies.

Intrepid also created the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club – two small downtown Victoria venues that are home to our festivals and presentations, and are available for rental by local and touring artists and companies.

Located at the corner of Johnson and Pandora, the Metro Studio itself has become a cultural hub in Victoria. It’s located in the basement of the Victoria Conservatory of Music, under Alix Goolden Performance Hall.

These spaces also host various Rifflandia acts, as well as other performance throughout the year, and we’re proud of them.

If you want tickets for the final few nights of Uno Fest, you can order them through Victoria’s own Ticket Rocket: http://ticketrocket.org/


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