Ragmop Theatre presents:
Friday September 22
All Tickets $20
Death and other common experiences . . . coffee, lightning, flash floods and a pinch of salt. A surreal physical comedy about a women and her deceased lover meeting in her dreams.
If they have buskers on the streets of heaven, they’ll look like Nayana Fielkov and “Poki” McCorkle: effortlessly graceful, free of friction or gravity, unperturbed by such arbitrary distinctions as wakefulness versus sleep or life versus death. For an earthly preview, take in Ragmop Theatre’s “Falling Awake,” their Fringe Fest tour de force.
Physically, they’re an unlikely pair. She’s pert and diminutive, with a hypermobile face. He’s gangly and gloomy, a triple-jointed contortionist, his impassive features framed in a gothic arch of moustache and a shaggy cupola coiffure. She vocalizes non-stop, everything from gale-force snores to a cappella trills to long riffs of Slavonically inflected bop talk. He’s virtually voiceless except through such prosthetics as a bird whistle or a kazoo.
Yet in the course of their hour-long farrago, such chemistry builds between them that we’re left with a sense of intense poignancy at the final scene, with the two of them flitting moth puppets around a fading light bulb.
Pathos, though, is hardly the dominant emotion in “Falling Awake.” Rather, expect a lot of surreal slapstick – juggling tricks, table-top can-cans, hoop dances and a wildly erotic son et lumière under the sheets of a vertical bedstead.
All of it serves as a vehicle for extremely high-end circus skills. But there’s never a sense that anything’s thrown into the mix just to show off – not even the ante-penultimate sequence where Fielkov and McCorkle scrunch their pates into a pair of crinkly Noh-style masks for an increasingly vituperative timed round of some sort of board game. It’s what might have happened to Ferdinand and Miranda in The Tempest had they wound up condemned to decades hunched over their chess-board on Prospero’s enchanted isle – a fitting prelude to the final light bulb fade-out. ” Lincoln Kaye
Mike Delamont Returns!
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
The Second Coming
Saturday September 30
Tickets $35 | $29 | $25
Cranbrook native and Three-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Mike Delamontreturns as everyone’s favourite deity in a floral power suit, who comes down to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable night of comedy.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen has gone on to become an international sensation, with sold out runs across North America, this show is a 15 time “Best of the Fest” winner, and was a nominee for the 2014 Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award.
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August 1 – The Little Mermaid
September 22 – Ragmop Theatre
September 30 – Mike Delamont
God is a Scottish Drag Queen –
The Second Coming
October 14 – Kenny and Dolly
Together Again Tribute
October 17 – Downchild Blues Band
October 18 – Big River – Tribute to
October 19 – John McDermott Trio
October 26 – KOOTENANY: John
Reischman. Guests: Redgirl
October 29 – Burton Cummings
November 1 – Shane Koyczan
November 8 – Barenaked Ladies
November 10 – Arts Club –
Mom’s the Word 3 – Nest 1/2
November 28 – The Barra MacNeils
November 30 – Mark Ikeda – SANSEI