counterFACTUAL: Maybe FACTUAL would be better

CounterFACTUAL takes place in a (more) dystopian version of Canada.

What? Why?

So much nothing happens in counterFACTUAL that I was genuinely confused when the lights came up. I couldn’t quite believe it was over. Wasn’t there going to be some kind of ending, some kind of resolution or at least an intriguing cliffhanger? But there was a curtain call. People started leaving. It really was the end. [Read more…]

Art Heist: nobody knows whodunnit

Art Heist, Vancouver Fringe Festival, TJ Dawe, Ming Hudson

In Art Heist, the art is missing and so is the resolution.

There’s a lot of foreplay in this show and no orgasm.

In Art Heist, playwrights TJ Dawe and Ming Hudson offer an experience in which audiences of up to 10 people sleuth around Granville Island trying to figure out who pulled off a half-billion-dollar theft from Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum in 1990. There are 13 clues in the form of QR codes (which you hunt like Easter eggs) and there are five folks to interview. Time and space are flexible: a couple of the interviewees are dead; some exist in the present and some in the past. [Read more…]

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