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Drunk Girl

 

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“I’m not that girl,” states Thea Fitz-James, roughly in the middle of a passionate and poignant diatribe aimed at the culture of denial, double standards and hypocrisy that surround a woman’s (in)ability to have a drink (or five) without being slut-shamed, blamed or labeled as an irresponsible #drunkgirl, without a moral compass. “You deserve this, you piece of $%#!” Well, actually, no. That’s why this is the kind of show you walk away from and talk about with your friends. Thea is a very engaging and intelligent performer who brings her experience as a bonafide party animal to the centre to stage to speak about real issues that are too easily overlooked. Throughout the show she sneakily and humorously reminds us that we live in a drinking culture where “the rules aren’t the same for women as they are for men." She makes reference to Gloria Stienem, Franz Kafka, Ann Dowsett Johnston, Caroline Napp, and yes, Molly Ringwald and Bridget Jones, too. But let’s not sap the fun out of this show; it’s as much of a ‘laugh-out-loud-party’ as much as it is moving, introspective and critical theatrical piece that is timely as ever. You’d do yourself an injustice to miss out on this show for a few quick gags at a pub that may not resonate quite the same. I mean, she even entertains drinking games and frat chants on stage (yup), while being the critical wit that she is. Reviwed by Terris Glab.
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  • 7:00 pm - 2017/08/18
  • 1:30 pm - 2017/08/19
  • 8:45 pm - 2017/08/20
  • 3:30 pm - 2017/08/22
  • 1:45 pm - 2017/08/24
  • 5:30 pm - 2017/08/25
  • 3:30 pm - 2017/08/26



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