The Trial of Judith K by Sally Clark
Directed by Tom Scholte
Frederick Wood Theatre,
Sept 29 to Oct 8, 2011 - shows at 7:30 PM
Vancouver, BC: Black Comedy? Absurdist theatre? Whatever genre this play falls into, "The Trial of Judith K" would be a difficult script for even a professional company to pull off well and this student production did not entirely succeed in doing so. Without a copy of the script in front of me I am also finding this hard to write about, since other than Jordan Kerbs who plays the title role, each of the other cast members play at least three separate characters (twenty in total) and it's hard to keep them straight in my mind. But here goes.
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Chris McGregor, Telus Studio Theatre A Theatre at UBC production January 20 to 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver, BC: What a clever concept for a play - answering a dead man's cell phone and getting drawn into his world. Let's face it - who does not get annoyed when a loudly ringing cell phone disturbs your quiet meal? And if the jerk who owns the phone just lets it ring , and ring, and ring? Well it's enough to make you go ballistic.