Wed May 24, 8:30*
Thurs May 25, 9:00
Fri May 26, 9:00
Sat May 27, 6:30
I’m Doing This For YouNever Mind the Noise
‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’
A surprise birthday. A big romantic gesture. A gift for an aspiring stand-up comic. How could anything go wrong? Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, Haley McGee (OH MY IRMA) delivers a spellbinding performance in I’m Doing This for You. Filled with startling turns from the hilarious to the humiliating, this award-winning show delves deep into just how far a person will go to not be alone.
‘Funny, strange, excruciating and affecting.’ ★★★★ The Telegraph (UK)
‘invigorating… sharp beyond belief… a hilarious, haunting show’ Top 10 plays of 2015, The Coast (Halifax)
★★★★“McGee delivers a spellbinding performance” – Broadway Baby
★★★★“funny, quirky and ultimately heartbreaking” – Edinburgh Spotlight
Directed by Mitchell Cushman, Set and Lighting Design by Shannon Lea Doyle, Dramaturgy Deborah Pearson.
Pay-What-You-Can – All shows marked * are Pay-What-You-Can for tickets at the door. We reserve 25% of every Uno Fest Opening Night for PWYC tickets. Advance tickets for these shows are regular price.
About the artist: Haley McGee is an internationally acclaimed writer and performer who is one of the new rising stars of Canadian theatre. She has toured her critically lauded solo shows I’m Doing This for You and OH MY IRMA across Canada and internationally including stops in NYC, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Amsterdam, Tampere and Ulaanbaatar, among many others. OH MY IRMA has been translated into French, German and Bulgarian. In the spring of this year, The Camden People’s Theatre in London, UK presented the premiere of Haley’s newest piece, Kitchener+Waterloo, a show about her hometown. CPT is developing another new work by Haley, The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, in which she wrestles with the audience to figure out the cost of love. As a writer she has developed works with Banff Playwrights’ Colony, Tarragon Playwrights’ Unit, Glassco Translation Residency and Stratford Festival. Toronto’s Common Boots Theatre commissioned and produced Haley’s outdoor winter play Weather the Weather. haleymcgee.ca
Wed May 24, 8:30*
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663