Come experience all the anticipation, excitement and thrill of a first encounter in Blind Date – a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation, theatre and social experiment.
Mimi, a Parisian temptress, is stood up by her date. Always the optimist, Mimi selects one fortunate man from the audience to be her date instead. Heart-warming hilarity ensues as Mimi and her man embark on a spontaneous 90-minute adventure. The Toronto Star calls Blind Date “a flight of theatrical fancy that is absolutely magical”.
Show creator Rebecca Northan stars as Mimi. An experienced Canadian actor and improviser, Rebecca has appeared in leading roles in CTV’s “Alice, I Think” and Showcase’s “The Foundation”. She’s also guest hosted CBC’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”. Rebecca trained at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre Company and has appeared in countless theatre productions. She is also the recipient of a Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Award for improvisation, and a 2010 Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for “Best Female in a Musical or Comedy” for Blind Date.
Rebecca’s new play Kung Fu Panties received rave reviews as well as a sold out run last year; it’s currently in further development.
Dates: September 18, 8 pm (Opening Night); September 19-25, 25-30, October 2-7, 8 pm
Venue: Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Tickets now on sale starting at $17, available either online or by phoning the box office at 604.251.1363.
Post-show talkbacks on September 19 and 25.