Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review: (Toronto) Supperfesta (Fringe)

by Winna Tse

Natasha Boomer, you’re hilarious. Written, produced and performed by Boomer, Supperfesta is one heck of a laugh-fest that many can relate to. It’s a play about falling crazy in love for the first time or lying to your spouses to keep the spark going after 15 years of marriage. Alongside Boomer, are her equally hilarious and talented cast mates Craig Lauzon, James Jabbour, and Jessie Behan. 

Betty (Boomer)  decides to throw a dinner party after she finds out, much to her chagrin, that her younger sister Rose (Behan) has a new boyfriend  Tim (Jabbour). All hell breaks loose as secrets are revealed and relationships are being put to the test. Lauzon (of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce fame) plays Betty’s low-key, wise-cracking and loveable husband Dean. All the actors were amazing in their roles and showed excellent comedic timing as the audience roared with laughter, line after line. What I found most comical were the seemingly off-the-cuff remarks which made some scenes seem improvised and therefore more realistic. Kudos to director Mario D’alimonte, and the rest of the crew who made sure the production flowed so well and who created such a wonderful set which is utilized quite effectively by the actors. As one of the many shows I have seen at Fringe so far, I must admit, Supperfesta has thus far been my favourite.

Supperfesta is at the Toronto Fringe

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