This time around they’re giving us “a modern metropolitan punk clown tragedy” that promises to be “part video collage, part meta-theatre.”
It’s all fairly enigmatic, though a review of the New Zealand production assures us “there are actors…and there is a script but there is also an audience – the casual passerby who simply comes across this delicate passion play – and there is a sense of rehearsal and the recreating of spontaneity.”
There’s lots of other things at SummerWorks – musicals about Alzheimers (Alzheimers that Ends Heimer) and Shakespeare’s wife (Miss Shakespeare), a remount of Greg MacArthur’s girls! girls! girls! and a show by Adam Lazarus and Guillermo Verdecchia that wins my award for the best title of the year: The Art of Building a Bunker or Paddling the Canoe of my Self down the River of Inclusivity and into the Ass of the World. All if it looks to be pretty unconventional fare: the juries of SummerWorks seem poised to continue to provoke audiences and challenge what it means to spend a night at the theatre.Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival runs from August 8 – 18, 2013. For tickets visit www.summerworks.ca.
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