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(who also manages David’s career). The two are being featured by the Community Art Council. Mostly self-taught, Ladmore’s figurative and landscape oils owe more to English masters such as Turner and Constable than to art academy trends. Showing in galleries in Chicago, Toronto, David Ladmore’s and Washington DC, the award-winning Woodlands XI, oil Ladmore just beat out 250 other artists to on panel, 30 x 24 in, win top prize in the CACGV’s “Look 2009. Victoria” annual contest. The show is at the CACGV Arts Centre, 1001 Douglas Street, from February 11-17. For information, call 250-381-2787. PLAYWRIGHT’S PROBLEM CHILD UVic’s Phoenix Theatre returns to the oeuvre of incredibly prolific playwright George F. Walker, recent Order of Canada inductee. Walker is known for his fast-paced and provocative black comedies featuring characters at the margins of society, and Problem Child is no exception. Part of Walker’s Suburban Motel play cycle — written a dozen years ago and comprising six plays with nothing in common except they are all set in the same shabby motel room — Problem features a desperate couple who are trying to put their criminal past and drug addiction behind them in order to regain custody of their infant child. Belfry Theatre artistic director Michael Shamata guest-directs this angry look at personal and societal dysfunction. Problem Child runs February 18-27. For ticket information, call 250-721-8000. A CELESTIAL VOICE Pacific Opera Victoria pulls off a coup with Capriccio, the last opera by Romantic-turned-modernist Richard Strauss. Rising superstar Erin Wall, a young Canadian soprano whose career is on fire, will perform the central role of Countess Madeleine. Strauss loved to compose for the soprano voice, and he would have savoured a full lyric singer as Wall in one of his best-written roles. Singing internationally since 2002,

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