Friday, September 04, 2009

Sept. 10-20: The Saddest Girl in the World

Former Pacific Theatre apprentice Tina Teeninga will be performing her own one-woman show THE SADDEST GIRL IN THE WORLD at the Fringe! Co-directed by Dirk VanStralen (who you may have seen in THE WOODSMAN) and Kathy Parsons (A BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR), this is one to watch! Check out her press release below...

IN SHORT: Natya dreams of far-off homeland. Ava dreams of jewels. Laura dreams of joining the corporate ladder. 10 characters and one actor showcase a gem of a story about immigration, ethnic misconceptions, and the follies of the big city. Runs: September 10th-20th, Carousel Theatre’s Studio Space. For tickets e-mail or visit Vancouver Fringe Festival Box Office.

««««! Teeninga holds our attention with her talent alone.” (WFP)
Winnipeg critics and audiences alike praise Otherwise Productions’ The Saddest Girl in the World

Vancouver, BC - September 10th-20th, as part of Vancouver International Fringe Festival

The Saddest Girl in the World received multiple accolades from critics at its world premiere in Winnipeg:««««! Teeninga accomplishes an impressive feat… she expertly delineates the two characters, switching between them every few minutes….she wrings actual suspense from her humanistic story and displays a poet's gift for simile…she holds our attention with her talent alone” (Winnipeg Free Press). ««««! Teeninga moves effortlessly from optimist to pessimist to realist, trading accents almsot by the minute. A journey worth taking" (Winnipeg Sun).

Audience members also responded with enormous excitement: “"If you're interested in experiencing a masterfully crafted story, or you simply want to see a talented performer at work—engaging the audience and making it look easy—then I highly recommend this one. Don't miss it!" (Cory Wreggitt). "Teeninga's creative energy brings to life the beauty of innocence, the pain of experience, and the reality of cultural tensions. Very engaging!!" (Loewen).

This touching, hopeful piece is co-directed by Dirk VanStralen (The Woodsman, Cariboo Magi) and Kathy Parsons (A Bright Particular Star), who also dramaturged the play.

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