Wed 9th – Sun 13th March 2016
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A comedy by Alan Lovett
Directed by Liz Skitch
This gentle comedy from The Zoom Company is based on the experiences of a character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but audiences will enjoy Bottom’s Dream without having seen Shakespeare’s great play.
It is twenty-five years after the events of that midsummer’s night. Nick Bottom is now a touring player – he quit weaving years ago.
Travelling from town to town with a second-rate touring company, playing his triumphant role of Pyramus, Bottom is still a really bad actor. Just recently he’s been having strange dreams of asses’ heads and a fairy queen — and a stage manager called Penelope.
Is he going mad. Will he be able to remember that he was for one glorious magical night a queen’s consort? Will he finally succumb to Penelope’s charms?
Bottom’s Dream Played to full houses across Canada…
****½ (out of five): “Funny and mesmerizing … Not to be missed” Edmonton Journal
**** “It’s a lovely little piece that mixes the literate comedy of Shakespeare in Love with the gentle pathos of The Dresser” Calgary Herald
“…one of the best shows at the Fringe” Vue Weekly
**** “Lovett is a likable stage presence who performs his one-man show with ease and conviction.” Winnipeg Free Press
“Lovett is full value … a gentle and charming performance.” StarPhoenix (Saskatoon)
“The show is a clever tribute to theatre and Shakespeare – and a loving homage to the acting profession.” Ottawa Citizen
“Hilarious! A very very witty show, well paced and truly amusing.” O.F.F. the Record
“Clever writing, great presentation.” Review from the Edge