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Thursday Theatre Post


This years' Summerworks Festival has a great many productions, ranging in theme, from farcical comedy to political drama. A few of the shows I've seen are worth mentioning here. While one of them was a one nighter, the rest can still be seen till the end of the festival on the 12th.

Quilchena - Tara Beagan's newest work surrounds the true story of a young native girl whose bones were found in some woods many years after she went missing. The fictional take on her inner thoughts of that time and beyond are done here as a one woman show staring Michaela Washburn. (seen above)

The Wrecking Ball - The Wrecking Ball was back again and up to its usual tricks of trying to get the city's theatre companies to program politically by getting many of the best known artists together and putting on topical plays from current headlines.

Fabuloso - A funny comedy about never growing up that has many fun twists and turns and stars Da Vinci's Inquest star Nicholas Campbell and Philly Cream Cheese Angel Linda Kash. Nice to see TV folks taking the big risks.

Mexico City/ Yogykarta - This double bill of short plays examines both ends of the spectrum of visits to foreign lands. One is a comedy and the other an intense drama. The set piece: a frame. But watch what award winning set designer Camellia Koo does with it and how that affects the show.

Summerworks Festival runs at various theatres in th city until August 12th.


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