On the beach – Leaping, talking lizards encounter a couple of Edward Albee humans, in a mysterious, touching play which drolly addresses the happy tragedy of love, and the sad comedy of life.
Catherine Marshall and Michael Devine’s sea creatures were marvelous, aided by Trish Leeper's vibrant masks and body-costume work.
Toronto Premiere - at The Poor Alex Theatre
“Affectionate, good natured, bizarre – set in a sort of theatrical twilight zone. Wit and deep insight painstakingly captured...presented with curiosity, wonder and pride. Stunning...”
Henry Mietkiewicz, Toronto Star
“Loopily charming…a novelty...it has moments of great wit and feeling.”
Ray Conlogue, The Globe & Mail
“A powerful cast…directed with considerable skill.”
David Warren, Our Canada
“Michaelson is one of the more talented directors now working in Toronto. The production benefits wonderfully from the masks and costumes of Trish Leeper, and the performances of Michael O' Devine and Catherine Marshall – The two move around the stage like enormous iguanas, slithering on the several tons of sand and occasionally jumping from dune to dune. It’s all highly theatrical !
Jon Kaplan, NOW magazine
Directed by JM
Setting: Adam Henderson, Brendan Lynskey, David Perlman, Keven O'Shea, Sheree Tams.
Lighting: Stephen Plotkin
Masks and costumes: Trish Leeper
Sound: Adam Henderson
Stage Managers: Cathy Thompson, Hatem Habashi
Photography: John Wild - Video : Charlene Olson
David Main, Patricia Moffat, Catherine Marshall, Michael Devine