Produced by and featuring Fresh Meat 3&4 alum Megan Carty's Cart Before the Horse Productions along with Fresh Meat 4 alum Gabbie Lazarovitz this heavy-hitting show is sure to pack a punch.
GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TAX: All performances are Pay-What-You-Can at the door for students and the run also features PWYC matinees at 2pm. That's right. PAY WHAT YOU CAN, PEOPLE. Tix here: http://artscourt.ca/events/perfect-pie/
Synopsis: In this contemporary Canadian ghost story, Patsy’s childhood friend Francesca returns to a town that left her for dead. Buried memories and secrets slam into the present at Patsy’s very foundations are rocked by the past, and the two of them come together to confront the terrifying incident that tore them apart years ago.
A little about the folks: Cart Before the Horse is committed to exploring the authentic teenage voice, with the goal of inspiring dialogue amongst young people and exploring how their world has been expressed by playwrights in contemporary theatre. Founded by Ottawa born and based emerging artist, Megan Carty, the company mounted its first production in January 2014 to sold-out houses and rave reviews. Their adaptation of Joan Macleod’s The Shape of a Girl was awarded a Spirit of the Capital Youth award, remounted for anti-bullying month, and went on to tour high schools and universities in the Ottawa and Gatineau area.
Reviews and Awards for The Shape of a Girl:
2014 Spirit of the Capital Arts and Culture Award for Megan Carty
“The Shape of a Girl is a provocative one-woman show sure to impress…keep an eye out for some of these actors on our stages in the future.” –Brian Carroll, Apartment613
“Thanks to the heartfelt performance of Megan Carty and the strength of her chorus, Shape of a Girl is a show that takes hold of you, innocently at first, and doesn’t let go. I have a strong appreciation for challenging, visceral theatre, and Shape of a Girl delivered on that.” –Allan Mackey, Onstage Ottawa
“This is a show not only about the hugely important issue of youth bullying but it is also a coming of age story for Braidie who is ultimately faced with a difficult decision that requires courage, compassion, and maturity to make. The ending was shocking and beautiful, a perfect denouement to an already captivating and stirring production.” –Caitlin Oleson, New Ottawa Critics
“Megan Carty is just a stunner as Braidie, pulling off a seriously impressive performance in this challenging 80-minute show.” –Kevin Reid, The Visitorium
PERFECT PIE runs March 11 - 19 at Arts Court, click here for tickets: http://artscourt.ca/events/perfect-pie/