Problem Child

By George F. Walker

Director: Michael Shamata
Set Designer: Sarah Hillhouse
Costume & Lighting Designer: Amanda Gougoen
Sound Designer: Chris Adams
Stage Manager: Chris Sibbald

Stuck in a room. Stuck in the system.
Confined to a hotel room, a desperate and dysfunctional couple tries to put their past drug abuse and prison terms behind them in order to regain custody of their baby. Walker is one of Canada’s most prolific and popular playwrights, best known for his fast-paced black comedies that satire the woes of contemporary culture under the pressures of capitalism.

Advisory: Strong language


Cobi Dayan (RJ)
Anne McGladdery (Denise)
Shaan Rahman (Phillie)
Natasha Salway (Helen)

February 18– 27, 2010
Public Previews @ 8pm: February 16 and 17.
Evenings @ 8pm: February 18, 19, 20, 22*, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
Matinee @ 2pm: Saturday, February 27 with Sign Language Interpretation.

*Extra Monday performance added.

FREE Pre-Show lecture: Friday, February 19 at 7 pm.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our FREE Pre-Show Lecture with Dr. Sheila Rabillard from UVic’s Department of English for her talk "Suburban Blight: George F. Walker’s Problem Child.”

This talk was recorded and the streaming audio file posted here:

Sign Language Interpretation: Saturday, February 27 at 2pm.International Deaf interpreter Nigel Howard and Victoria hearing interpreter Mary Warner will provide sign language interpretation for Problem Child. We are proud to be able to bring the magic of theatre to the Deaf and Hard Hearing community for two plays this season. To order tickets, click here.

Box Office: Opens February 10, 2010, Call: 250.721.8000
For ticket prices, click here.


"The George F. Walker Show!" Monday Magazine, February 24, 2010

Seating Plan: Roger Bishop

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