Week after week, an incredibly talented group of local Victoria actors gather at the VEC to make their devoted fans bust a gut in laughter over Philips beer and candlelight. With Ian Ferguson at the podium directing the stage, lights and music, he works seamlessly with Kirsten Van Ritzen to produce the hilariously improvised soap opera we’ve come to know and love as Sin City Carnies. I’m always inspired at the dedication and heart that pours from this cast, spending their every Tuesday creating a show with characters so charming you have a hard time separating them from real life. The producers themselves don’t want to see these characters die, and so after months of a developing comedy, the show was extended until the end of May. Lucky for the audience. There is something special about this local production, from Ian’s booming voice to the witty character banter and the hearty laugh of Shelley Suzuki in the crowd. It hardly feels right to keep it just to ourselves. A little sneak at behind the scenes of our oh so loved, Sin City.