|at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
September 6 - 16, 2007
1212 Commercial Drive
One century. Three weddings. Two brides in love – with each other. Twenty minutes before walking down the aisle, Nona and Grace struggle with love and marriage as experienced through the lens of three time periods – 1901, 1952 and 2004.
...a pleasingly under-played, well-acted show.
-- Eye Magazine, Toronto
"Say "I do" to I Thee Wed, a play that's so well-acted by Karen Lee Pickett and Lisa Hitch, you feel you're eavesdropping on the private moments between lesbian couple Nona and Grace."
-- Now Magazine, Toronto
This gem of a play, lovingly crafted by Karen Lee Pickett and heartbreakingly acted by her and Lisa Hitch, is well worth kicking up a fuss over. Director Britt Small’s deft, minimalist touches are sheer magic.
-- Monday Magazine, Victoria
Grace (Karen Lee Pickett) and Nona (Lisa Hitch) oozed confidence, empathy, and beauty in this wonderful commentary on love and marriage through the ages. It is a powerful argument beautifully and intelligently executed. But this play is far more than an important political statement. There is quality in the performances – their onstage evolution, exquisite and seamlessly choreographed costume and character changes, powerful and intimate playing…in a play for all audiences. Don’t miss it!
-- QueerID, Dublin
Lisa Hitch nominated for the Michael Mac Liammoir Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Best Female) in the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival
Real-life couple Karen Lee Pickett and Lisa Hitch founded On the Lam Productions upon moving to Victoria, BC, in 2003. They draw on their extensive experience with performing and teaching to create shows that are immediate, vital, current, and inherently theatrical. I Thee Wed recently toured to Ireland for the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. It won Best New Play at the Victoria Fringe in 2005, and received rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe. This play touches on an issue currently undergoing great debate in both Canada and the United States: gay marriage. But is this a new issue? This play looks at the historical underpinning of same-sex marriage, and how the choices of our past have echoes for our future.
|Director: Britt Small
Friday, Sept. 7 – 7:15pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 – 7:15pm
Sunday, Sept. 9 – 5:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 13 – 9:00pm
Friday, Sept. 14 – 9:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 15 – 7:15pm
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