Rumble Productions

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...

James Long, co-artistic director of Theatre Replacement, discovers of an old tattered suitcase in his alleyway on east 14th avenue.

In the suitcase, he is amazed to find albums, organized meticulously with family photos and captions. Who are these people? Where do they come from? What are their connections? Why did someone wantonly throw this precious material in the garbage?  When a family member from the photos discovers that Long wants to use their personal information for a play, they refuse and threaten to sue for copyright infringement. That doesn’t stop the show however – instead it makes...

Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut Photo: Shannon Mendes