An Evening with Wit's End

Two short comedies make for witty fun




You’ve probably read about Wit’s End Theatre here in The Coast. They are the new(ish) company dedicated to staging theatre that will make you laugh, and so far they’ve been pretty darn successful. Their production of Canadian comic Sandra Shamas’ My Boyfriend’s Back and There’s Gonna Be Laundry stars Liz Johnston as a very desperate singleton working to capture her man. Johnston is cute as button and her comic timing is impeccable. The material is still as funny as when it was penned almost 25 years ago (although the concept of a man as the centre of a woman’s existence is kind of distasteful in any decade). The second half of the evening is dedicated to sketch comedy built around the theme of childhood. The ensemble group consisting of Johnston, Griffin McInnes, Chloe Sullivan, Paddy Macdonald and Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie play really well off each other, and the recurring themes that are woven throughout the sketches give this part of the show a lightly polished,unified feel. If you love to laugh, (and who doesn’t?) you’ll enjoy an evening with Wit’s End.

A double bill of comedy at the Bus Stop Theatre - 2203 Gottingen St.
Aug 3-5
For tickets: (902) 802-7104

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