"We really think of that guy as our guest. We take excellent care of him and we look for ways to support him and give him moments to shine and be a hero."
—Rebecca Northan, creator and star of "Blind Date"
You know the thrill of meeting someone for the first time -- the excitement and anticipation and a little bit of fear of the unknown? All of that comes to life on the stage of Manitoba Theatre Centre's Tom Hendry Theatre in their latest production called Blind Date.
But you'd better watch out, because that blind date could be you!
Mimi is a beautiful Parisian temptress. She's at a café waiting for her date, who doesn't show. So what's a sexy burlesque clown to do but wander off the stage and select a blind date from the audience?
The 90-minute show mixes some humour, some clowning, some flirting and a whole lot of improv. Rebecca Northan created the show and stars as the sexy Mimi. She's performed the show more than 200 times now and claims she's never had a dud of a date.
"I am of the firm belief that every guy that sits opposite me is amazing in his own way and I just have to find out what that is."
"We take really good care of them," she insists. "We really think of that guy as our guest. We take excellent care of him and we look for ways to support him and give him moments to shine and be a hero."
Northan received a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Award for improvisation and a Betty Mitchell Award for Blind Date. She has appepared in CTV's Alice, I Think and The Foundation and has guest hosted CBC's This Hours Has 22 Minutes.
Blind Date runs at the Tom Hendry Theatre until April 21.