- Feb 23/24 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
- Feb 25 at 2pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
- Tix $20 at CB Market, GC Store and Riondel Market as of Feb 9, 2018
Come for Hexagon Players 8th Production – “Finger Foods” – a compilation of 7 short plays. The compilation is a bit of an odd-ball collection, at times quirky, surreal, melancholy, hilarious. But the pieces seem to be fused together by recurrent themes: changing identities, the past visiting the present, and what we gain/what we lose in life, not to mention baggage.
The first delight of the evening is “Forty to LIfe”. A woman runs into the police station calling out for help. She’s been robbed. I won’t tell you what she has been stripped of, but it’s not her wallet. In a line-up of losers she recognizes where her hope has gone. But sometimes the past returns with new challenges and the possibility of fulfilment.
In “Finger Food” we witness a delightful pas de deux between a model and a photographer. Her hands are as elegant as his feet. Love flourishes. So does deceit.
What happens to the luggage that gets left behind on an airport carousel? In “Emotional Baggage” you’ll meet six forgotten suitcases as they share their experiences while waiting to be reclaimed. It’s a tragedy … if you can identify with your overnight bag.
“No Shoulder” is a powerful piece in which a hitchhiker and a driver challenge one another and both of them grow in awareness before the sudden end to the ride.
After the intermission where finger foods will be offered for sale, you will reenter the theatre which will now be the scene of a restaurant where four waitresses will offer up their individual versions of “Lives of Great Waitresses.” Be ready for surprising versions and re-versions of reality.
Then we’re on the streets of New York near the Majestic Theatre where Phantom of the Opera has been playing for decades. Outside on a lonely bench a street musician plays Coltrane’s “Lush Life” on his sax. A figure from his past recognizes him. A fragile relationship develops, dissolves, diffuses.
And in the end, “Everything Must Go” shows us two women organizing a yard sale in which one of them is getting rid of her past. Customers fawn over or sneer at what she has to offer. In the end we might wonder what are we left with when we strip away everything that shaped us?
With a cast of 14 actors, three directors, and one magical tech guy, it’s a big show, with plenty of finger foods to tease your pallet. Bon appetit!