Theatre UNB are doing things right, presenting a pair of comedies at a time when we could all use a laugh or three.
Theatre UNB is presenting a pair of live-streamed comedies beginning this week as part of FROSTival.
Julio Cortazar’s short story, The Southern Thruway, was the inspiration behind INTO by Toronto-based playwright Dave Carley. In this “wickedly funny and astutely observant play” a traffic jam leads to the creation of a mini-society fueled in part by heat, exhaustion and frustration. INTO debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 1993. It was then expanded into a full-length production that debuted the following year at Theatre Passe Muraille.
The second play also made its debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Punch Up by Kat Sandler is described as a tragicommedy of three misfits that navigates a hostage situation and a life-or-death comedy lesson to show just how far we’ll go for a laugh.
Both shows are directed by Len Falkenstein with production design by Trent Logan and original music by Devin Rockwell.
All performances will be fully staged and live-streamed from Memorial Hall, UNB. Dates below.
INTO: Feb. 4, 6, 10, and 12.
Punch Up: Feb. 5, 9, 11, and 13.
Tickets for each performance range from $5-$10 with an option for a two show bundle. On sale now.