Poor Super Man

PSM cue-to-cue For this play, I was happy to be “behind the scenes” – the onstage action is sprinkled with nudity and (simulated) sex both gay and straight. Yikes! Yet when I finally saw it unfold on opening night, I saw that these aspects work seamlessly and provide character and plot information – they didn’t really have shock value in the way I anticipated. And the show overall was full of humour, great characters, and snappy dialogue as well as more tragic elements. They’ve really pulled off something extraordinary here, since the play is quite technically complex. Besides captions and visuals that appear throughout, there are constant, lightning-fast scene changes. Somehow they make it all work, using judicious staging and lighting, plus a little of that ol’ stage magic. And if I do say so myself, the captions add a whole other level – plus some real visual surprises! Here’s a slide show of behind-the-scenes photos I took at the technical rehearsal! So what can I say? Go and see this Canadian gem, Poor Super Man, while you can! There are upcoming shows on the 8th, 12th, 14th and 16th. Tickets are available in advance through Tickets Tonight or 604-631-2872. Or visit their website, SavingMetropolis.com!

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