Deconstructing Young Romance with Chaotic Spontaneity
This universal dilemma is not to go unconquered because this summer TJ Dawe (Toothpaste and Cigars; The Power of Ignorance) and Rita Bozi are presenting audiences with a quirky exploration of this natural narrative puzzle in The Howland Company's inaugural Fringe entry, 52 Pick-Up. Fascinated by the show, I spoke to Ruth Goodwin, performer in the piece and member of The Howland Company, to learn a bit about it.
52 Pick-Up is a relationship story: person meets person, they love, they hate, they conquer, they fall apart...whatever, "love" happens to two young people. However, in Dawe and Bozi's show, the usual love-story redundancies are complicated as the audience is immediately thrown into a love-romance-narrative laboratory.
With chaos and passion up in the air, there's no way this show won't shake-up your Fringe line up. It's seventy-five minutes of who-the-hell-knows and it will defy all the other relationship plays you see this summer.
CHECK IT OUT!
52 Pick-Up Opens at The Tarragon Extraspace July 3rd, 7 pm
ADDITIONAL SHOW TIMES
July 05 at 10:30 PM
July 08 at 03:00 PM
July 10 at 01:45 PM
July 11 at 05:45 PM
July 12 at 08:45 PM
July 13 at 05:15 PM
The Howland Company will also be producing a new translation of Ödön Von Horvàth’s “Kasimir and Karoline” as translated and adapted by Holger Syme, Chair of English and Drama at the University of Toronto, and one of our founding members Paolo Santalucia. They hope to have a staged reading ready for late autumn.