ALL SEX DATING
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has no flashy costumes, physical conflict or song-and-dance numbers.
Its set is a spare, static backdrop that stands in for venues ranging from a gym locker room, a bar, a radio studio and an office. But tells the story of four middle-aged singles, three of them divorced, who dive into the hilariously turbulent flow of mid-life dating.
Bigelow and Tkach, well-seasoned stage leads, are both highly expressive, with Bigelow particularly able to portray exasperation, confusion and obliviousness without uttering a word.In Wade, a former semi-professional actress who is making her return to the stage after a 20-year absence, director Butts has been blessed with a second genuine female lead.Wade demonstrates the uncanny comic timing and pace of delivery of a classic “straight man” as the cynical Nina opposite Tkach’s flighty and excitable Val, and appears to have lost none of her skills during her self-imposed stage exile.Frost holds his own with his formidable castmates through Matt’s well-meaning but occasionally misguided attempts to support Andy’s efforts.And it’s Frost who delivers the climactic monologue that puts each character in their place at show’s end.Strategic spotlighting and background dimming direct the audience’s attention as the stage is occasionally used for more than one scene at a time. This is taken to its extreme at the end of the opening act, when all four characters appear under separate spotlights in a flawlessly executed, syncronized four-way phone call that left the audience cheering the actors into intermission. While falls just short of bawdy, it is an adult-themed show and contains a bit of non-gratuitous strong language. For tickets and more info, call 250-752-4470 or visit For those looking for an entertaining night out without the kids, this production is definitely worth, well, looking into. begins a run of three consecutive nights beginning Monday, July 16. Additional shows are held the evenings of July 27 and 28, and Aug.