Midway to Angie‏: hearfelt and passionate

Midway to Angie‏
Troupe Name: MAD Resilience
Troupe Origin: Toronto, ON
Playwright: Mark Datuin
Featuring: Jen Viens
Warnings: Course language, sexually suggestive language
Audience: Parental Guidance
Drama, Comedy
Venue: Spriet Theatre
Show Length: 60min
Performances: Sat., June 8 - 3:00 p.m., Mon., June 10 - 9:00 p.m., Thurs., June 13 - 7:30 p.m., Sat., June 15 - 3:00 p.m., Sun., June 16 - 8:00 p.m.

A frightened child. A gentle jock. A malicious best friend. A grieving daughter. The perfect boyfriend.The devil himself. Who is Angie? And where did she come from? A cross-generational story of fear, regret, passion, and love...told through the many characters within.

Angie wants a family, but her boyfriend had an accident and no longer can provide one.

Angie wants a baby, but at 40 she learns she cannot produce one.

Angie is now 73, and is a very loving nanny. The only thing is, Angie would have preferred to be a granny. How did Angie end up here? How would anyone end up here?

This one-woman show is told in segments. The lights go out – then we see Angie at different stages in her life. Jen Viens characterization of Angie is so heartfelt and passionate that by the end, I really felt that this fictional character exists.

Midway to Angie raises many questions about the paths we choose. Do you ever ponder on the choices you made? Perhaps if you were less afraid, you would have been less unhappy? Or maybe if you forgave that person sooner, you would now be happy? Do we really want to be afraid, regretful and alone?

Take a step and go see this thought-provoking show.

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Lisa DesGroseilliers is currently stage managing for A Different Drummer at this year's Fringe. Lisa also operates and designs sound for theatre. By day she is a project specialist and technical writer for Citi Cards Canada.

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