Woman in the Wheel

Woman in the Wheel

Story & Lyrics by Angela Brown

Music Arranged by Bernard Fernandez

Directed by Micki Maunsell

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In the 2000’s I had a  number of solo exhibitions combined with my musical storytelling performance of Woman in the Wheel, at various galleries and theatres in Vancouver such as; the Halo Gallery dowtown Vancouver  (no longer there), The Whip Galley & Restaurant, the Donut Gallery (ran by Micki Maunell).

Sitting on a Suitcase
Angela Brown & Micki Maunsell

Also Presentation House in North Vancouver, Saltspring Theater and Gallery, Saltspring B.C..

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My “Circus of Life” paintings, were a part of my show.

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The paintigs were at times, projected on a screen,  hung on a wall, made into a screen, hung on a clothesline and  presented on an easel.

The Story

A young woman by the name of Claire, journeys from adolescence to adulthood. Her dream comes true when she lands herself a job as a dancer in a circus in Mexico City. Against her mother’s wishes, she runs away to the circus. She finds out that “all that glitters is not gold”, and runs away from the circus, straight into the arms of a Globetrotter who in turn, runs away from her. He leaves her high and dry…and pregnant.

Claire finds herself a star player in the Circus of Life as she walks the tightrope of the working world and performs the most daring feet of all… Motherhood! She comes full circle when one day, her daugther is ready to leave home.”The Wheel of Life” keeps spinning around, lifts us up it brings us down, it goes round and round and round. Old must passs so the young can begin, their turn on the wheel, their turn to spin, to go round and round and round”.


“Claire goes from a rebellious but oh-so-cute teenager to a contemplative mother of a rebellious, oh-so-cute teenager. A little show, not at all pretentious, and full of charm .”Jo Ledingham The Vancouver Courier, B.C.

“Woman in the Wheel is based on Brown’s real life experience…there’s no better way to tell her tale.” Hester Riches, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver B.C.

“She really had the audience with her professional appeal, she has great versatility to entertain the very young as well as the more mature audience.” Leslie Aveling, Sunshine Coast News, Sechelt B.C.

“With the aid of theatre, dance, orginal songs and Brown’s own visual art as backdrop, the play delivers an untimately empowering message of strength and persistence.” Mike Armstrong, Record News, Comox B.C.

“Excellent transitions, range of dynamics and an efffective connection between the visual art and the performance.” Patti McGregor, Former programmer at Delta Arts Council, Delta B.C.

“The story is funny, poignant and refreshingly original. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.” Frank Rader Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey, B.C

“The topics covered in the play are presented in an original and funny way, that greatly impacts the audience. ” John Zboya, North Surrey Learning Centre, Surrey, B.C.

Technical Requirements: Electrical outlet


Sitting on a Suitcase

Woman in the Wheel and Sitting on a Suitcase, both one-woman shows for adults, and both directed by the well-respected director, actor, writer and painter, Micki Maunsell who passed away in 2012.


They are both auto-biographical. based on stories from Micki (Sitting on a Suitcase) and Angela’s past.

Sitting on a Suitcase review