By Sally Stubbs

In 1949, one woman’s quest for the truth about her family will lead deep into their dark past. Sifting through her mother’s diary and lies she has been told, young Violet must come to grips with a violent history, and the horrible train wreck that changed their lives forever. Wreckage was first produced by New West Theatre in 2005 and partially adapted into a short film.

Advisory: Mature subject matter, strong language.

Show Dates

March 18 – 27, 2010
Previews @ 8pm: March 16 and 17
Evenings @ 8pm: March 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27
Matinee @ 2pm: March 27

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

Seating Plan: Chief Dan George


Single Tickets
Charge by phone: 250-721-8000
or in person at the Phoenix Box Office

Friday & Saturday Evenings
All Seats $28

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinees
All Seats $26

Cheap Tuesdays
All Seats $15

NEW! Student Rush Tickets
30 minutes before every show: $16

UVic Alumni
Saturday Matinees: $21
(with UVic Alumni ONECard)

Performed in the Chief Dan George Theatre

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Directed by Fran Gebhard
Set & Lighting Designer Paphavee (Poe) Limkul
Costume Designer Cat Haywood
Sound Designer Katz Dawson
Stage Manager Jessica McLeod

Assistant Director Brian Wrigley
Movement Coach Conrad Alexandrowicz
Vocal Coach Linda Hardy
Dramaturge Bryan Gibbs
Fight Coach Matthew Coulson


Matthew Coulson (Shannon/Big Man)
Jack Heyes (Gang Member)
Jeff Leard (Johnny)
Melanie Leon (Violet)
Jonathan Mason (Gang Member)
Emily Piggford (Lucy/Rose)
Alex Plouffe (Cardinal)
Sean Sager (Gang Member)
Kayla Sankey (Gang Member)
Emily Smith (Momma)
Liam Volke (Gang Member)
Robb Wiggin (Gang Member)
Linsday Woods (Gang Member)


FREE Pre-Show lecture: March 19 at 7 PM
Join director Fran Gebhard and her design team for a discussion about the collaborative nature of theatre and the creation of Wreckage from different design perspectives.

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


Strong language.
Scenes of violence and domestic abuse.
Suitable for ages 15+


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