[Victoria Fringe Festival 2016] There’s Plenty of Bananas with Bushel and Peck

Bushel-Peck-ITCLOCATION:
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC

VENUE:
Fri Sept 2 – 5:00pm
Sat Sept 3 – 10:15pm
Sun Sept 4 – 5:45pm

For future shows, please visit stephaniemorinrobert.com for updates.

Bushel and Peck is definitely a Fringe Theatre original; there’s no easy way to classify what this show is largely about and it is a very experimental product. There’s absurdist comedy, dance choreography, experiments with light and pantomime. Neither dominates and there’s a great set piece involving a balloon. Other props used include blow dryers and a sheet of plywood. Just how it works shows how well two diverse talents — Alastair Knowles (James & Jamesy) and Stéphanie Morin-Robert (Blindside, For Body and Light) — are comfortable together on stage. Both are highly regarded Canadian performers. When considering they are in a relationship, just what this show reveals is how close they have become to observers — the audience. Each of them come from a specific type of arts, Stephanie in dance and Alastair from clown school.

Together, especially on stage, they have an undeniable chemistry that’s to be adored.

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