Bema Productions is thrilled to present their fifth Victoria Fringe Festival production, the comedy “A Little Crazy” by Joseph Reed Hayes, Directed by Zelda Dean, Performed by Toshik Bukowiecki and Michael Rodgers. All performances take place at Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3.
Fringe HQ beginning August 20: noon–7 pm daily at 2–1609 Blanshard (at Fisgard across from Romeo’s), or at the door
THE STORY “A Little Crazy” is a contemporary play about two men — Avram, an 84-year-old Russian immigrant, and his great-nephew, Harry and their sometimes turbulent relationship. Every family has an Uncle Avram — the holder of the secrets, the storyteller, the heart. We connect with “A Little Crazy” on many levels, whether it’s the memory of a distant relative or the echo of a half-forgotten story. We laugh (a lot), and we cry, renewed in the idea that one generation can connect with another, and that regardless of the accent, words can change lives.
“Playwright Joseph Reed Hayes captured the essence of the Jewish spirit in “A Little Crazy,” a beautifully written and acted drama that was among the best of the shows I saw.” – Orlando Weekly
“…The dialogue was both native and universal at the same time and what impressed me most of all about the script was the way its message had an appeal to a wide audience crossing age and cultural boundaries with consummate ease.” — Peter McGarry, Artistic Director, Eyewitness Theatre, Manchester, England
ABOUT BEMA Born during Congregation Emanu-el’s 2013 Arts Festival, Bema Productions is now in its fifth successful season. Winner of the Best Drama Award at Victoria’s 2016 Fringe Festival, Bema believes in the power of theatre and in helping Victoria’s community by supporting other non-profit organizations. To this purpose, Bema offers productions of its main stage play each year to Victoria non-profit groups in support of their fundraising efforts.