I was drawn to seeing Flooded: A Show And Sail Around The Toronto Islands at Pirate Life Boat by NorthAmerica at the Toronto Fringe Festival because I was curious about what seeing theatre on a boat would be like. I’d also had memorable experiences with site-specific shows at the Fringe Festival before, and figured it couldn’t hurt to see another.
Immersive theatre piece arrives on the Toronto stage
It had been a while since I last saw a Luminato show, and I was curious what the festival had to offer this year. I walked into the world premiere of bug at the Theatre Centre somewhat familiar with the premise of the show, but unfamiliar with the finer details.
The moment I and the other theatre patrons walked into the auditorium where the show was held, we were transported into another world.
“Authentic” show about women’s stories arrives on the Toronto stage
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from seeing the Canadian Premiere of Michele Lowe’s String of Pearls at Artscape Youngplace. I knew that the show involved a pearl necklace and women’s stories, but not much else.
I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The production itself was minimalistic, with no tickets or programmes. Thankfully, the power of the story itself and strong acting by all four performers made this show a memorable experience.