“A Woman’s Guide To Peeing Outside & Other Adventures” plays Gabriola Jan. 11

Frank Moher

Western Edge Theatre

Tuesday, January 2 2018

Gabriola is in for a dash of sisterly wisdom and fun as Western Edge Theatre presents “A Woman’s Guide to Peeing Outside & Other Adventures,” coming to the island for one performance only on Thurs., Jan. 11, prior to performances in Nanaimo. 

Written and performed by Victoria’s Holly Brinkman, the show was a huge hit at the 2017 Montreal and Victoria fringe festivals. 

In it, Brinkman uses the occasion of a (fictional) book talk to offer a panoply of crisp and funny tips on modern female living, many inspired by her own journey from celebrity-obsessed teen in rural BC, to romance with the chef-of-her-dreams in Montreal (guess how that ends), to expert on “The Assisted Pee Over Water.”

“Brinkman is a lovely storyteller who knows how to get a laugh,” says montrealtheatrehub.com. Says Victoria theatre reviewer Janis La Couvée: “Brinkman is assured in her delivery, with a sardonic and observant wit. A Titanic-themed cameo is particularly funny . . . . [She] lends a modern feminist lens to her stories, reflecting her slow awakening to the notion of gender fluidity.

“Bold, modern and unabashed, this coming-of-age tale strikes a chord across the generations.”

“A Woman’s Guide to Peeing Outside & Other Adventures” plays Gabriola on Thurs., Jan. 11 at 7:30 pm at The Roxy (Twin Beaches Mall, 377 Berry Pt. Rd.). Gabriola tickets cost $15, available at North Road Sports and Clothing, online at westernedge.org, and by phone at 250-816-6459.

It then moves to Nanaimo for three performances, Fri., Jan. 12 and Sat., Jan. 13 at 7:30 pm and Sun., Jan. 14 at 2 pm, at Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Rd., within walking distance of the ferry). 

Further information and tickets are available online at westernedge.org and by phone at 250-816-6459.

The show’s running time is approximately one hour. It comes with an audience advisory for adult language and content.

Says Holly: “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll try not to pee your pants.”