BLIND DATE - ARTS CLUB
Blind Date by Rebecca Northan is a funny, light-hearted show that will surely get you to laugh. There is a simple story arc to the show that keeps it moving. It also kept the energy up since when the show stayed at a scene for too long it started dragging a bit.
There were some awkward moments and conversations, since you are watching two people get to know each other for the first time. It should be noted, however, that each show will be different as there's a new Audience Member chosen each time so the energy and conversations will vary. That's the joy of improv.
Tess Degenstein the performer, brings an engaging, humorous stage presence to this improv production. One of her strengths is reading the audience and playing off them which is key to such a show. Ben, the blind date on my night, also deserves acknowledgment for being a courageous good sport going along with Mimi’s - Degenstein's character – little antics.
Either way the show has a strong performer and a good story premise which makes for an enjoyable outing.
Content Warnings: Mature content
Blind Date runs till Dec. 30th at the Goldcorp Stage, BMO Theatre Centre. Tickets at: https://secure.artsclub.com/events/detail/blind-date
reviewed by ~ Jenna Masuhara
I’m not much of an improv fan but love Rebecca Northan’s work and have been lucky enough to see her perform it herself twice. I’m glad that they found someone who can do the work justice!!! And what a great idea to open it up to all genders. Hopefully they pick up on that since it’s running for 3 more weeks!!!
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