Almost a Stepmom

Almost a Stepmom

Written and Performed by Keara Barnes

Directed by Michael David Stewart


Based on a TRUE story. Keara moved to Ireland. She fell in love. Then she became a stepmom…almost.

A darkly comic tale about the ups and downs of becoming a stepmother.

Multiple characters and a murder attempt round off this tumultuous and touching solo show. 

This award winning show has toured to critical acclaim across Western Canada, most recently completing a sold out run at the 2017 Vancouver Celticfest and the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival. 


“It is talent that makes Almost a Stepmom a delight from beginning to end(Winnipeg Fringe Review)

“If this show isn’t already on your Fringe list, make room for it” (The Marble Victoria)

Gorgeous performance” (Two Cents Two Pence)

“Barnes is a very charismatic performer, a terrifically engaging storyteller, and I expect we will see and hear more from her” (Jo Ledingham)

“Her tale is honest and engaging. Barnes has you in the palm of her hand the minute she opens her mouth” (Jenna Shummoogum)

“Her story is compelling and the storytelling funny, dramatic and sympathetic” (Vancouver Sun)

“Keara Barnes has a stage presence like none I have ever seen(The Marble Victoria)

It is easy to forget you are watching one woman. It is the antithesis of the solo chess match portrayal I imagine lesser performers would play.” (Two Cents Two Pence)

“A win-win– a good way to describe Keara Barnes” (Winnipeg Fringe Review)

“Barnes has a remarkable physical and vocal presence on stage and she shifts easily between disparate characters, employing a spot-on Irish accent” (CBC)

“She is one vivacious young woman and a born storyteller(Calgary Herald) 

“Almost a Stepmom is a powerful look at a life that could have been. It’s also a show that you don’t want to miss. (James Hutchison)


Almost a Stepmom 2017 Vancouver Fringe Press Package

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Jo Ledingham- Click HERE

Winnipeg Fringe Exchange- Click HERE


Vancouver Sun – Click HERE

Two Cents Two Pence- Click HERE

CVV Magazine – Click HERE

Marble Victoria- Click HERE

Janis La Couvee- Click HERE

Downtown Victoria- Click HERE

Calgary Herald- Click HERE

Jenna Shummoogum- Click HERE

James Hutchison- Click HERE


LIVE Global News TV Interview- Click HERE

CVV Magazine-Click HERE

Marble Theatre Interview- Click HERE

LIVE Roundhouse Radio Interview- Click HERE

LIVE CBC Radio Calgary Interview- Click HERE