Digging up the Earth

Jenny's UK ramblings.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Who says Canadian culture is boring?

The Andersen Project was one of the coolest plays I've ever seen. It's a one- man play-within-a-play-within-an-opera-within-a-Hans Christian Andersen-story, with the most amazing sets and music and energy....it's difficult to explain but was one of those transformative theatre-going experiences where you completely lose yourself in the story and "feeling" of it all.

This play has taken London by storm a bit. Even the crustiest old critics are raving about it. It was written and directed and performed by Quebec director/actor/filmmaker and all-round avant garde dude Robert Lepage. The hard-to-impress London audience was blown away. I was proud to be a Canadian.

In a spooky cooincidence, we happened to see Gillian Andersen at the Andersen Project. We even "accidentally" followed her into the parkade to make sure she was who we thought she was. I think we freaked Agent Scully out a bit. But she and her pals seemed as buzzed about the show as we were.


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