Deborah Williams in The Belfry's production of 'Taking Off'. DON CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking Off

By Deborah Williams

Middle age is tricky territory for Minnie, especially in her relationships with her husband, her children and her female friends.

Life seems like one big To Do list for Minnie: a middle-aged, middle class, mildly medicated mother, wife and self-employed “daughter-for-hire.” What she needs is a weekend away with her BFF.

"deftly directed by James Fagan Tait... Taking Off makes clever use of audience participation, something Williams — a vivacious and confident performer — handles extremely well."

Times ColonistAdrian Chamberlain

"Deborah Williams hasn’t lost the touch. If anything, after tapping into the zeitgeist for over 20 years, her comedic talents, already finely honed, reach vertiginous heights with zany, over-the-top reflections in her first solo show... Taking Off is incredibly funny and touchingly poignant—well-crafted and with immense heart."

Janis Lacouvee

"A master storyteller delivers a charming performance...Playwright and star Deborah Williams delivers an engaging one woman show"


Production Details

1 Female, Solo Show

1 hour and 30 minutes

By Deborah Williams

July 19, 2010

PAST EVENT: Taking Off – Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC) February 21 – March 12, 2017

Production History

Premiered at The Belfry Theatre, Victoria (BC): February 21—March 12, 2017

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