Genesis at Videofag: Criers fined $5
WHO: The Paprika Production 'Genesis' written by Rosamund Small and directed by Vivien Endicott-Douglas
WHAT: The First Staged Reading of the (almost) final draft of the play.
WHEN: January 8th, 2013 @ 8:00pm
WHERE: Videofag in Kensington Market ( http://www.videofag.com/#!about/c10fk )
If you were broke, and in need of a laugh on January 8th, 2013, I hope you headed over to Jordan Tannahill's and William Ellis's performance space/apartment, Videofag! It was a fun time in the cosy, warm space that was also the space for the Paprika Fall Clothing Sale. The room was mostly empty when the production trooped in at 3pm to read the latest draft of Rosamund Small's revisited highschool script - Genesis. The play is about an evalangelical man a small town in Ontario, who directs christian morality play. The play, despite his best attempts, has a disastrous opening night due to the personal problems of the show's actors.
When I first read this play in October, I could not stop laughing. I have read the play countless times by now and am trying not to laugh at my own lines so it was nice to hear the laughter again from a fresh group!! The cast was talking at dinner before the show about what we hoped would happen, and I'm glad to say that we all walked away very pleased at the amount of laughter we recieved!
So thankyou if you came out! It was real fun to chill out and have a beer with everyone.
If you didn't catch this show, it just won the "Pitch Challenge" at the last Paprika Training Day, so it's sure to have some juicy timeslots during the Festival!
Hope all the other productions are feeling as positive as we are! Can't wait for the Festival!
ps. Nobody did cry, so nobody, in fact, was fined.