EYE CANDY with BLINDSIDE coming to St. Ambroise Fringe Festival
On the road with baby, internationally acclaimed Stéphanie Morin-Robert bares the past and present
– EYE CANDY and BLINDSIDE –
Montreal, QC – Following her recent UK comedy tour, award-winning one-eyed comedian Stéphanie Morin-Robert returns to Montreal with a new delicious eye-popping comedy EYE CANDY and the critically-acclaimed BLINDSIDE, running June 8th – June 16th at the Theatre La Chapelle.
EYE CANDY is an all-true comedy about Morin-Robert’s pregnancy and epic 56-hour labour into motherhood, performed while holding her real-life baby on stage. What could possibly go wrong? Mama Morin-Robert has a unique point of view. At the age of two, she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma and shortly after the diagnosis, she had her left eye removed to save her life. Now wearing a left glasseye, she has since transformed this childhood cancer into comedy gold. However, since retinoblastoma is genetic, Morin-Robert knew there was a risk that she might not only carry the gene but also pass it on to her child.
“Not knowing if our baby would be born with Retinoblastoma or not was terrifying, but starting a family was just so important to us. We decided to get pregnant regardless and embrace whatever would come of it. EYE CANDY is about making that choice and the powerful journey it took us on.” – Stéphanie Morin-Robert
BLINDSIDE has deep roots in Montreal as Stéphanie first began creating and workshopping the story when she worked for the Montreal Fringe, before developing it into a full show in the following years. BLINDSIDE is Stéphanie’s personal account of navigating childhood with a glass eye, the bullies and friends that shaped her experiences, and how the feat of overcoming and embracing disadvantage has made her the woman she is today. Integrating live video projection, contemporary dance and riveting comedic storytelling, Stéphanie recounts her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her glass eye as a superpower in a daring and honest performance which has touched and inspired audiences internationally.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ”FUNNY, VULNERABLE, AND SWEET. PHENOMENAL AND NOT TO BE MISSED!”
Montreal Times, on BLINDSIDE
Morin-Robert is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist, producer, critic, and mother whose productions bring together artists across countries and genres. Her unique heartwarming humor appeals to those of all ages and fosters an intimate and inclusive environment. She is dedicated to spreading awareness around self-acceptance with workshops and performances and her work has been celebrated at festivals and venues across the globe. She is currently touring with her baby daddy Alastair Knowles, who is starring in INK. A solo Stéphanie co-created and directed.
EYE CANDY SHOWTIMES:
Sun, June 9, 4:30 pm
Mon, June 10, 7:45 pm
Tues, June 11, 6:00 pm
Wed, June 12, 9:45 pm
Sat, June 15, 12:45 pm
Sun, June 16, 9:15 pm
Sat, June 8, 7:00 pm
Mon, June 10, 9:45 pm
Wed, June 12, 6:00 pm
Thurs, June 13, 6:15 pm
Sat, June 15, 9:45 pm
Sun, June 16, 2:00 pm
Venue: Theatre La Chapelle, 3700 Saint-Dominique
Tickets: $12 / montrealfringe.ca / 514.849.FEST (3378)
From the creator of the multi-award winning hit shows BLINDSIDE, THE MERKIN SISTERS and BUSHEL, AND PECK.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “MORIN-ROBERT’S GREATEST STRENGTH IS THAT SHE MAKES YOU, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER, FALL IN LOVE WITH HER. SHE TELLS HER STORY IN AN INTOXICATING WAY. BRINGING THE AUDIENCE TO A CRESCENDO OF LAUGHTER, ONLY TO KNOCK THE WIND OUT OF YOUR EMOTIONAL SAILS, AND HAVE YOU ON THE VERGE OF TEARS. ” –Theatre In London