November 3, 2010
MONTREAL (RPRN) 11/03/10 — There are just four shows left of the Off-Broadway hit Fifty Words, currently playing at the Freestanding Room.
Here's what people are saying:
“Striking ... intimate ... bare bones, minimalistic theatre that has been stripped down to the essentials: two actors, a stage and a script.”
--Alex Woolcott (The Rover)
“Authentic and genuine … the audience feels like a fly on the wall. If you enjoy listening in on people's conversations, then Fifty Words is the play for you. There are fifty reasons why you should make your way to The Freestanding Room."
--Amanda Dafniotis (The Concordian)
“Loved the text. Loved the performances. Raw, honest … my pick of the week.”
--Davyn Ryall (Arts Notebook, Radio Centreville)
“Excellent, simple, unpretentious work. All students of the craft must catch this.”
--Patrick Goddard (MainLine Theatre, Montreal Fringe Festival, Quebec Drama Federation
“What I love about this space is that it’s so intimate ... there’s no escape. It’s great to have a venue like that in Montreal.”
--Eric Sukhu (Upstage, CKUT) from a preview for Fifty Words
Fifty Words runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm. Seats are very limited for this final week of the run ... if you're interested in seeing the show, you'd be advised to book ahead.
Fifty Words, by Michael Weller
Directed by Jeremy Taylor
Starring Nicole Braber and Craig Thomas
Stage Managed by Jen Jones
Reservation line: 514-844-0068
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Founded in 2008, The Freestanding Room is a theatre co-op made up of actors, writers, directors, and producers who believe that big things can happen in small places. They like a good story and the chance to tell it fast and easy. Together they tend The Freestanding Room; an intimate space used to sharpen their tools, corral their ideas, spin their yarns, and to invite everyone hungry for a tale told simply and authentically to come sit around their fire.
The Freestanding Room is at 4324 St-Laurent, 3rd Floor, in Montreal.
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