Toronto Fringe: Into the mouth of the sea lion with the absurd surreal sketch comedy of Swallowed Whole

Carly Telford, Chris O’Bray & Raechel Fisher. Photo by Laura-Kate Dymond.   Irrelephant Productions takes us into the mouth of the sea lion for 55 minutes of absurd sketch comedy, peppered with drag performance and social satire in the wacky, surreal Swallowed Whole, written and directed by Rachel Perry, and running at the Helen GardinerContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Into the mouth of the sea lion with the absurd surreal sketch comedy of Swallowed Whole”

Grotesquely beautiful and darkly comic tragedy – Alumnae’s Antigone is a work of art

Antigone (Kaya Bucholc) held by Guard (Eric Mrakovcic) as Guards (Renee Awotwi & Patrick Fowler) look on. Photo by Bruce Peters. In the semi-darkness, a masked, covered figure lies centre stage, surrounded by three ropes that hang from the ceiling. Sleeping or dead? The house lights go down and there’s movement from the front ofContinue reading “Grotesquely beautiful and darkly comic tragedy – Alumnae’s Antigone is a work of art”