a bi-monthly evening of true stories, poetry,
and flights of fancy.

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Using the title of a classic stage play or movie as inspiration, storytellers and poets write poems and stories to be read aloud. Writers may pen a personal story inspired by the themes of the play. They may write in the voice of a character from the play and tell his or her back story. Or they may simply riff on the words in the title. Whatever the writer’s approach, BACKSTORY has consistently been a fascinating and eclectic night of theatre.

Upcoming Themes for 2024

All shows at 7:30pm Pacific Time

February 18th

Madam Butterfly

April 7th

Princess Bride

June 2nd

The Color Purple

August 11th

The Misfits

October 13th

The Silence of the Lambs

December 3rd

Love Actually

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To check out all of our past shows, go to…

The Victory Theatre BackStory YouTube Channel!

To learn more about BackStory and how to submit yourself to be a writer/performer for the show, go to…

Submit an Offering

Tickets $10 at the door to Benefit the Victory Theatre Center.
Call 818.841.4404 for tix, or…

BackStory is produced by Rashim Cannad, Laurie O’Brien, Adele Slaughter, & Carl Weintraub