This September, our familiar space at 12th and Hemlock is host to four remarkable one-person shows with a distinct Pacific Theatre flavour. Here's a sneak peek at what we're bringing to the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.
CONFESSIONS OF A PAPERBOY
by Doug Curtis, performed by Giovanni Mocibob
A young Christopher Columbus (no, not that one) has it on good authority he should become a paper boy - God told him to. So what's so important about delivering papers?
"Overflows with a beguiling mix of wit, humour, and intelligence. It's mesmerizing." -Calgary Sun
DIRT by Robert Schneider, performed by Christopher Domig
An illegal Iraqi immigrant sells roses on the street to people who won't meet his eye.
"My name is Sad. Actually, Saddam. A first name, just like Adolf or Jesus."
written and performed by Leslie Lewis Sword
For 91 days, Immaculee hid in a bathroom from machete-wielding killers. Twelve years later she returns the the tiny room that saved her life.
"A genuine inspiration. Sword's one-woman performance makes riveting theatre." -The Village Voice
written and performed by Robert Olguin
Think of the worst commercial you've ever seen. Now think of the poor jerk who had to be in it. He didn't want to be there, but he's got a wife, a baby, a mortgage, and believe it or not, talent.
"Painfully hilarious. By turns Rob Olguin gives belly laughs and cringingly honest accounts of his version of the Human Condition." -Mark Jenkins, The Actor's Studio