Pin It
Favourite

Bingo! winner 

Daniel MacIvor’s new comedy is a sharp, sweet delight

bingo.jpg

The starting point of Bingo! is not all that original—-five friends reunite to share memories, secrets and rivalries on the eve of a high school reunion —-but in the hands of wordsmith Daniel MacIvor, a stock premise becomes an absolute delight. His cast of characters is quirky and complex. Marty Burt is “Dookie” a self-important, misogynistic windbag who, refreshingly, is not redeemed by the end of the play. Emmy Alcorn is the tough-talking- but-good-hearted “Boots”, a woman whose butch demeanor and appearances gives people the wrong impression. Ryan Rogerson is “Heffer” a man trapped in his own life and going nowhere fast. Added to these are John Beale as “Nurk”, a shy, sweet and damaged engineer and Heather Rankin in a star turn as “Bitsy”, a middle-aged woman with all the grace (not to mention the eyes) of Bambi on ice. These five very specific characters manage to touch on issues that will speak to most everyone, giving this laugh-a-minute comedy both heart and depth.

July 29 & 30 CPPC ~ Guysborough (902) 533-2015
Aug 2 & 3 Savoy Theatre ~ Glace Bay (902) 842-1577

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Coast Top Ten

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.