Upintheair Theatre Presents Lester Trips (Theatre)’s
‘I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC’
Whenever you tell yourself “I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC” and a little snag churns your gut and whispers that you’re in denial, Mr. Truth is with you.
In a series of tragicomic nightmare vignettes, a masked demon-like entity follows people who repress their “erotic truths” and forces them to confront their desires in spectacularly painful ways.
Teetering at the visceral and intellectual edge of what could uncomfortably be termed comedy, Dora-award winning Toronto-based ensemble Lester Trips (Theatre) offers up the “defiantly progressive” MR. TRUTH: like watching a parody that blooms into a revolting orgasmic hallucination, it’s off the beaten sketch comedy path, with a satisfying dose of the primal, the lurid, and the bizarre.
Dora nominated for Outstanding Performance Ensemble and Outstanding New Play, creators Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton blend physical theatre and cinematic sketch with a bouffonesque sensibility in a revolving door of costume changes.
“as heartbreaking as it is sweet, sexy, and downright uncomfortable” (Trevor Abes, Mooney on Theatre).
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WINNER Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding Costume Design 2018
NOMINEE Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding New Play & Outstanding Performance - Ensemble 2018
Created and performed by: Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton
Outside Eyes: Adam Lazarus and Chelsea Dab Hilke
Sound, Animation, and Lighting Design: Wesley McKenzie
Film and Video Design: Peter Demas
Costume Design: Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton
Associate Producer and Assistant Stage Manager: Chelsea Dab Hilke
Stage Manager: Laura Phillips
Premiere Outside Eyes: Justin Miller and ted witzel
Produced by Lester Trips (Theatre) (Toronto)
Venue: The Culture Lab
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VENUE - The Cultch: 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC