Thank you to a wonderfully supportive audience who were at our preview last night! We have also received our first review…and it’s a goodie!
Naked Goddess Productions
In a Forest Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute
Dates and Venue 20 – 30 May | Havana Theatre
Reviewer Ed Farolan
This is the Western Canadian premiere of this play directed by Jessie-nominated Tamara McCarthy, and featuring Carlo Marks as Bobby and Sandra Medeiros as Betty.LaBute’s style is very language-oriented: terse, rhythmic, and highly colloquial. very similar to one of his favorite playwrights, David Mamet. Medeiros and Marks delivered their lines as LaBute would have wanted them to. It’s a powerfuil play, and both actors did really good acting their roles as brother and sister in a love/hate relationship.
I was also impressed by the scenic effects: thunder and lightning, giving this isolated house in the forest a mysterious feeling. But the storyline was very good. LaBute knows how to keep us guessing and asking, "What’s going to happen next?" That almost Hitchcock-like suspense, as Bobby probes into Betty’s personal life, getting the truth from her.
She slowly confesses her crimes, but younger brother Bobby is there to help her out, despite their differences and different viewpoints on morality and life.
Very well-acted and directed. Kudos to the actors, director and production staff for a successful mise-en-scene..
© 2015 Ed Farolan
We have been extremely fortunate to receive some great support from some fabulous local businesses! They are all so great and we are appreciative of their support and encourage you to support them, as well!! Some great ones here!
Iain and Laurie MacDonell, Re/Max Select Real Estate
Derek McIver, Insurance and Investments, iFreedom Financial Solutions
Dr. Brent Willox, Vancouver Wellness Chiropractic
Grant Street Wellness Clinic
As well, a big heartfelt thank you goes to the following friends:
for their generosity in supporting the GoFundMe campaign for In a Forest, Dark and Deep. If you are planning on seeing the show, you might want to consider the $75 level, which gets you 2 tickets to the show and shoutouts in our program, FB page and website. If you can’t see the show, but would like to support us anyway, any contribution is greatly appreciated…along with shoutouts!
You can make your donation here: http://www.gofundme.com/godeep
Also, it’s a great time for theatre lovers! Please also support our friends at The Revolver Festival playing at the Cultch May 20-31st. Check out Double Recessive: Oppression. Genocide. Comedy.
We are deep into our rehearsals for In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute. Our fabulous team is working extremely hard on this production and the hard work is really paying off!!!
Tickets are already selling so book yours at nakedgoddess.brownpapertickets.com
Did you know that you can be a special supporter of Naked Goddess? For just $75 (or more!) you get two tickets to the show plus a thank you on our supporters page in our program, a big shout out on Facebook, Twitter and here on this blog!
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Keep posted for more info on the show and behind the scenes news!!