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 2023

All shows at 7:30pm Pacific Time
February 5
Shakespeare in Love
April 16
Twelve Angry Men
June 11
Princess Bride
August 6
Raisin in the Sun

October 15

The Shining
December 3
Seven Year Itch

Up Next


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