Crow’s Theatre in a co-production with Canadian Stage. Directed by Chris Abraham. Written and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long.
It starts as a fun little game – pick a topic, argue about whether it is a winner or a loser, declare victory, ring the bell and move on. But gradually it becomes more and more personal and harder to watch as the two actors are playing themselves, and revealing way more than most of us would be comfortable doing. At one point I found myself thinking “I hope his father is dead, because I would not want him to hear this”.
But it is gripping theatre, brilliantly performed by two talented actor/writer/directors from Vancouver. Definitely worth watching and worth watching out for more productions from Crow’s Theatre, and from these actors. I am already a Chris Abraham fan.