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Kate Hewlett's new play, and David Nykl is downsized...

Some news snippets on Kate's new play, under the cut.

But as for David Nykl, his scifi movie is on Sci-Fi tonight at 9:00 PM ET. He plays a soldier who runs afoul of a PTERODACTYL (yes, the name of the movie). Needless to say, very few people survive being in a movie on this channel, so you'll see precisely how he gets, er, 'downsized' ; *cough*

http://www.eyeweekly.com/arts/theatre/article/14358

excerpt from above review of DON'T WAKE ME (3 out of 5 stars)

While sometimes a bit bloodless for a show whose main character wakes up with
bleeding eye sockets, UnSpun Theatre’s surreal but intellectual approach
mostly pays off in this moody — and often very funny— psychological mystery.

James (Christopher Stanton) is blinded after a vicious attack he can’t
remember, but his vivid dreams seem to lead him closer to the lost memory. In waking
life, his condition worsens while his refusal to adapt frustrates his care
worker Alice (Kate Hewlett) and estranged best friend Hammer (John Cleland).

The use of stark light and shadow, along with the guide wires James strings
across his apartment, allows the set to gracefully serve both storylines. So do
Cleland and Hewlett, who play several roles each in the film noir-styled
dreamworld that James enters. Though they’re often vaguely shaded stereotypes,
each character has enough personality to be compelling, with Cleland’s
hard-bitten newspaper editor one of the highlights. The writers have an excellent
collective ear for 1930s detective story patter and there’s no shortage of great
one-liners. Director Chris Hanratty carries the noir aesthetic into the staging
of the dream scenes, which are beautifully composed and perfectly paced.

Cast: John Cleland, Kate Hewlett and Christopher Stanton

Running time: 75 Minutes

Factory Theatre Mainspace
Wed, January 2 - 7:15 pm
Fri, January 4 - 9:00 pm
Sat, January 5 - 3:45 pm
Sun, January 6 - 9:15 pm
Tue, January 8 - 7:00 pm
Thu, January 10 - 5:00 pm
Fri, January 11 - 7:00 pm
Sat, January 12 - 5:15 pm
Sun, January 13 - 9:00 pm

For advance online ticket sales-
https://fringetix.ca/scripts/max/2000/maxweb.exe

For more ticket and pass information -
http://www.nextstagefestival.com/tickets.html

Kate also blogs about it on her blog at http://www.loft-in-translation.blogspot.com/

Tags: david nykl, kate hewlett
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