by Aaron Bushkowsky
to November 01, 2009 - Performance Works, Vancouver
Hollywood tries to save Africa from starvation when a director plans a documentary on needy Africans on the coast when things go horribly awry.
Performed by Lindsay Angell and Andrew McNee (above), Sarah Rodgers, Alvin Sanders (above right), and Maiko Bae Yamamoto Directed by Rachel Peake
Set by Yvan Morissette, Lighting by Jonathan Ryder, Video by Jamie Nesbitt, Costumes by Drew Facey, Sound by Michael Rinaldi, Production Managed by Jonathan Ryder, Stage Managed by Susan Miyagishima, Dramaturgy by Jan Derbyshire with Nicole Gordon
“There are lots of funny lines here…. Bushkowsky is a witty writer…. Andrew McNee’s Fred is fantastically mercurial. Sarah Rodgers, who plays Sophie, gets on a roll in the second half, when the unstable star unleashes the floodgates of self-indulgence. And Maiko Bae Yamamoto is compellingly still–almost glowing–as Yuki. With its rhythmic energy and precision, Jamie Nesbitt’s projection design is gorgeous, and Yvan Morissette’s set is sleekly upscale.” – The Georgia Straight
Four Jessie Award Nominations: Lindsey Angell and Sarah Rodgers (Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress); Andrew McNee (Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor); Michael Rinaldi (Outstanding Sound Design)