tremors festival

Having seen the first incarnation of Theatre Melee's Cozy Catastrophe at Hive 2 in 2008, it was fascinating to see how this show has evolved. Now part of the ongoing Tremors Festival, the show has been expanded from its original form as a 20 minute short play into an 80 minute one act.

Although most of the development was worthwhile this otherwise hilarious and insightful play collapses under its own weight with a predictable, drawn out finale.

Leaving the Cultch, the audience is guided next door and into a basement that has been...

Getting cozy during a catastrophe are Juno Ruddell, Michael Rinaldi and Erin Mathews

Why Not Theatre is back for the Theatre Centre’s Free Fall Festival with I’m So Close…, an updated version of their 2008 Summerworks offering I’m So Close It’s Not Even Funny. While I unfortunately missed this first version, fellow Planker M John Kennedy put forth a thorough and very positive account here. During the interim time Why Not’s creative team have expanded on their themes, crafting a multimedia commentary on human connection in the era of globalization.

Troels Hagen Findsen reprises his role as Steve, a green-tech innovator now thrust into the world of product...

The Why Not team are so close...