Pi Provocateurs presents our community partnership with Mr. Truth by Lauren Gillis in this year's rEvolver Festival running from May 30th - June 2nd at The Cultch Lab!
Whenever you tell yourself “I DO NOT FIND THIS EROTIC” and a little snag churns your gut and whispers that you’re in denial, Mr. Truth is with you.
In a series of tragicomic nightmare vignettes, a masked demon-like entity follows people who repress their “erotic truths” and forces them to confront their desires in spectacularly painful ways. Teetering at the visceral and intellectual edge of what could uncomfortably be termed comedy, Dora-award winning Toronto-based ensemble Lester Trips (Theatre) offers up the “defiantly progressive” Mr.Truth; “as heartbreaking as it is sweet, sexy, and downright uncomfortable”(Trevor Abes, Mooney on Theatre). Like watching a parody that blooms into a revolting orgasmic hallucination, it’s off the beaten sketch comedy path, with a satisfying dose of the primal, the lurid, and the bizarre.
Dora nominated for Outstanding Performance Ensemble and Outstanding New Play, creators Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton blend physical theatre and cinematic sketch with a bouffonesque sensibility in a revolving door of costume changes.
Dates & Times:
May 29th - 7:00pm Talkback
May 30th - 9:15pm
May 31st - 7:00pm
June 1st - 3:30pm
Awards for Mr. Truth:
Winner- Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding Costume Design (Independent Theatre Division, 2018)
Nominee- Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding New Play (Independent Theatre Division, 2018)
Nominee- Dora Mavor Moore Award- Outstanding Performance - Ensemble (Independent Theatre Division, 2018)
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