Company: Zopyra Theatre, Victoria, BC
Venue: 2 - MTC Up the Alley
A fresh, clever approach to the "autobiographical solo show," and some truly touching moments.
This show might make you think twice before the next time you say you have a "bad" memory.
Writer/performer Emma Zabloski plays the personification of Emma's
memory - her "keeper." The keeper is well-intentioned, if a bit
childlike and wildly manic, as she races to retrieve memories for Emma
(who's at a family reunion).
The show's a bit manic too - there's an over reliance on audience
participation (from which this reviewer was not immune), and the
frenzied pace can be tiring for the viewer.
But it's saved by a fresh, clever approach to the "autobiographical solo
show," Zabloski's vulnerability, and some truly touching moments -
including an ending guaranteed to make you smile.
A good pick when you're looking for something a bit deeper, and a bit "Fringy." It'll leave you with pleasant memories.