Comedians Berni Stapleton and Amy House take the Tarragon Theatre Stage in Toronto
How many Newfoundland comedians does it take to entertain a Toronto audience? Well, apparently the answer is two. Taking a hilarious look back at their careers and their 35-year long friendship, comedy veterans Berni Stapleton and Amy House performed their sketch revue show, Berni and Amy Rises Up: The Importance of Being Foolish, to a packed house of eager spectators Wednesday night.
This dynamic duo dished out an eclectic brand of off-the-cuff comedy complete with the dirtiest of limericks and Shakespearean soliloquies thrown in for good measure.
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Time is many things. It’s fluid. It’s infinite. And it’s the one thing we all wish we had more of. A Wake for Lost Time, playing as part of this year’s Summerworks Festival Live Art series, is a non-stop, multi-disciplinary performance that explores the question: what is time really worth?
The material consists of approximately 2.5 hours’ worth of various vignettes, which are looped over and over throughout a 24-hour period. It’s an interesting experiment that studies how the physical and mental state of an actor can completely dictate the method and mood of how a narrative unfolds.
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One of the best things about SummerWorks is the chance to experience various types of theatre for a reasonable admission price. Even better, is the fact that there are quite a few double bills on this year’s playbill. That’s right, two shows for the price of one. I had the chance to see Desiccated and LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 2.0 Saturday afternoon.
And although both productions shared the same ticket, they could not have been any more different.
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Exploring the notions of relationships and what it means to meaningfully connect with another soul, Are You Still Coming Tonight? made its SummerWorks Festival debut Saturday afternoon.
Conceptually, I found the premise intriguing: to explore “the idea of audiences not seeing dancers as relatable but rather as highly skilled technicians who can do things with their bodies that most people can’t”.
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Part stand-up, part musical, but entirely off-the-wall, Stupidhead! A Musical Cmoedy premiered Friday night as part of the 2015 SummerWorks lineup.
This hilariously insightful one-woman show – written and performed by Katherine Cullen – not only chronicles her experience growing up with dyslexia, but also makes quite a few poignant observations on her struggle learning how to finally be comfortable in her own skin. Continue reading Stupidhead! A Musical Cmoedy (Disorganized Productions) 2015 SummerWorks Review →