Miss Caledonia at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Not sinceWingfield’s Progress has there been such a chance to revel in a bit of southern Ontario farm-country humour. Melody A. Johnson is finally bringing her acclaimed one-woman show, Miss Caledonia, to the West Coast, and it is accompanied by a trail of praise—including the highest, from the Toronto Star, that she’s “the kook supreme of the Canadian stage”. She’ll be accompanied by Allison Porter on fiddle, in a play that tells the story of a woman in the rural town of Caledonia during the 1950s who decides her only way out of the sticks is via a beauty pageant. It’s at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Friday and Saturday (April 20 to 21).