Andrew Jamieson’s Who’s Afraid is a story about love, a story about hate, a story about character, a story about need and desire, a story about isolation, a story about other people, a story about ourselves, a story about mental illness, a story about motivation, a story about repetition, a story about courage.
Adapted from his previously workshopped show, “Lethal and Young”, “Who’s Afraid” dismantles the fourth wall and provides an immersive viewing experience for the audience within the loft of the characters.
Starring Laurent McCuaig-Pitre and Andrew Jamieson
Featuring Alexandre Havenne and Alana Kaufmann
Produced by Kaleigh Connery-Grigg, Helen Simard, and Alexandre Havenne
Written and Directed by Andrew Jamieson
August 2nd – 8PM (PREVIEW)
August 3rd – 8PM + 10PM
August 4th – 8PM + 10PM
August 5th – 8PM + 10PM
August 6th – 8PM
Praise for “Lethal and Young” (Montreal, 2016)
It felt like I was overstaying my welcome but couldn’t leave, all I could do was try to stay out of the way.”
“It was an immersive experience, where you feel like you are a fly-on-the-wall and witnessing the deepest and darkest dynamics of a relationship. But, while the abstract aspects of it put it completely outside of possible experience, the themes of power and control in relationships really shine through. ”
“If you squint, it looks like Sinead O’Connor and Johnny Depp breaking up, circa 1989.”
Intimate and immersive. Jamieson, and cohort Rabelais, play out and draw us into their domestic drama with aplomb. The thinking persons Big Brother.
A fast-paced, interactive drunken sexy fight.
Allison Von Der Lande
Lethal and young challenges theatre as I know it–a new level of immersion and engagement, the play explores the dips and bends of humanity within a relationship with a magic realist twist.
An immersive experience into a Machiavellian-Narcissist like coupledom where the audience dislikes, loves, and needs their relationship. A drama that is part couple’s therapy, part poetry.
-Ashley Zver Volel
I loved the unique intimacy of the show space, feeling like a fly on the wall in the world of the characters, and I also loved the many different facets of the show itself; humour, raw emotion, beautifully performed ballads, a long silent stretch where we observed the characters to music without dialogue, even a funny bit involving a projection screen. This show made me feel like I was treated to something really special.”
***Who’s Afraid is an immersive experience, but not interactive. Please do not interfere in the telling of the story.