Factory Theatre presents the play by Claudia Dey. It’s the eve of twins Sugar and Grace Ducharme’s 30th birthday and the 10th anniversary of their parents’ deaths, the local Scrabble Champ Stripper has gone missing, and mysterious drifter Trout Stanley arrives looking for love…and a lake. A story of Northern Proportions, Trout Stanley is about the secrets that bind us and finding love wherever you can. And snails.
Opens Oct 19 and runs to Nov 10, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25-$50.
Under the deft direction of Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, this revival of Deys 2005 cabin-in-the-woods comedy about twin sisters reeling from a decade-old family tragedy benefits tremendously from a purposeful, coherent and unified performance style that makes every moment seem urgent. Shakura Dickson, Natasha Mumba and Stephen Jackman-Torkoff (who plays the titular oddball drifter who disrupts the sisters status quo) embody their characters with precision, athleticism and gusto, perfectly setting the tone for this productions overarching fusion of realism and fever dream.
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