Still time to Fringe… Bursting Into Flames!

I’m surprised Martin Dockery didn’t burst into flames after his fiery performance of Bursting Into Flames. I know, probably too obvious. But… there. I said it. Fiery. This actor, writer, poet is a tour de force. From what force he comes, I know not what. The second Dockery arrives on stage, you should have your seat belt already buckled up because the ride has launched. You’ll be tossed around, if not.

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We start off in heaven where… Continue reading “Still time to Fringe… Bursting Into Flames!”

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More Fringing: “In The Boudoir” & “The Last Show You’ll Ever See”…

 #VanFringe: The Last Show You’ll Ever See & In the Boudoir

Two Vancouver Fringe shows with clownesque flavours, The Last You’ll Ever See and In the Boudoir, both feature one woman on mission.

Sarah Liane Foster of The Last Show You’ll Ever See dives into the philosophical discussion of beginnings, and more importantly, endings. And, buttons. Not the buttons on your clothes but the buttons you can push to stop or begin something. What buttons do you push in your day?… The last show you'll ever see Continue reading “More Fringing: “In The Boudoir” & “The Last Show You’ll Ever See”…”

Vancouver Fringe Festival…”You Killed Hamlet”

It’s Fringe time in Vancouver! Lucky moi am seeing a few shows and writing about a few. NOT critiquing per se, just creating conversation! The below post will also be found on Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance shortly.

#VanFringe: “You Killed Hamlet”

CRASSTASTIC! After watching You Killed Hamlet for my second time (first at Edmonton Fringe), I leaned over and asked the laughing couple sitting beside me which word would express what they just witnessed. She said, “crasstastic” and he, “original”. “May I quote you?” I asked. “YES!”

“You Killed Hamlet” by the Naked Empire Bouffon Company from San Francisco boldly, blatantly, boisterously (all the b’s to honour the B in Bouffon) mirror our cracked attitudes toward death, dying and aging. It is not for the faint of heart. Bouffons-e1367516225686-640x250

“The court is now in session! Humanity vs Death.” Prozac? That should… Continue reading “Vancouver Fringe Festival…”You Killed Hamlet””