Plays like B & E Basehead are the reason the Fringe Festival exists.
It is an intimate story, told frankly and with a minimum of distraction. It is not a big commercial endeavour, it could not be punched up by a Hollywood screenwriter, and the running time of little over half an hour fits like a glove.
Alexis Hancey’s portrayal of a young woman in active addiction is raw and haunting. Hancey is complemented by the equally talented Sefton Jackson’s depiction of genuine compassion. Moreover, the use of silence and darkness, which, despite the show’s short running time, enhance rather than stall the pace of the progression of the pair’s interaction. The conversation, lighting and sound are all so natural that it truly feels as though the scene being shown could actually be happening.
This kind of production is starting to become a rarity at the Fringe. Catch this one before it’s gone.
B & E Basehead
Sunny Breaks Theatre (Toronto, ON)
Playwright: Breen Godfrey
Director: Brian Robertson
Cast: Alexis Hancey, Sefton Jackson
Fri, July 17 9:00pm
Sat, July 18 2:00pm
Mon, July 20 6:00pm
Tue, July 21 9:30pm
Thu, July 23 6:30pm
Sat, July 25 9:30pm
Sun, July 26 3:00pm