The Bad Dog Repertory Players present: Poinsettia
Bad Dog’s award-winning resident cast is back with the perfect antidote to the encroaching darkness of winter and the imminent crush of the holidays: Poinsettia. An unscripted comedy about unexpected connections.
Poinsettia features a handful of spontaneously-crafted story lines that intertwine and intersect each other in surprising ways. Nicolas di Gaetano (Mi Casa Theatre) serves as musical muse for the piece, both underscoring and inciting the action with a mix of songs - some improvised, some well-known - chosen each night to complement the stories. “It’s a little like P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia, only much less... depressing,” says director Julie Dumais Osborne. “We’re playing with light magic realism - which feels very natural for the Repertory Players. The cast is remarkable at drawing fantasy from the mundane and grounding the improbable in relatable, honest emotion.”
"...painfully f***ing funny..." - thevisitorium.com
"...among the best troupes doing unscripted comedy in North America" - NOW Magazine
Stacked with improv heavy-hitters hailing from across the country, the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated BDRP specialize in creating new unscripted show formats that showcase Toronto & the Canadian experience (including: This Canadian Life, You Are Here, 63 South and Toronto, I Love You). During the past year, they’ve performed in Vancouver, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa, as part of NxNE & JFL42, and they were recently named Best Improv Troupe in NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto Readers’ Choice Poll.
The BDRP are: Craig Anderson (Peak Falls), Jess Bryson (Hawkins), Kyle Dooley (Mark & Kyle), Sarah Hillier (Best Female Improviser - CCAs), Colin Munch (Sex T-Rex), Etan Muskat (The Bitter End), Paloma Nuñez (Throne of Games), Chris Ramelan (Canadian Improv Games), Kirsten Rasmussen (Rapid Fire Theatre), Evany Rosen (Picnicface), Hannah Spear (Sexy Nerd Girl), Sean Tabares (Best Male Improviser - CCAs) & Anders Yates (Uncalled For).