Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Bare is the musical story of Catholic high school seniors Peter and Jason (Kristopher Traquair and David Fox, both excellent) as they prepare for graduation while hiding their secret love. Matt (Elliot Lazar, also winning), meanwhile, must deal with losing his girl to a boy who doesn’t like girls.
By setting the story in a Catholic school, the script not only raises the tension by highlighting the religion’s harshness towards homosexuality (“Spending time in lonely prayer/Hoping when I wake these feelings won’t be there”) but also makes the topic more approachable for a mainstream audience.
Presented by the talented young adults of Winnipeg’s Musical Theatre Company, and benefitting from a professional book and score, Bare is preordained to be a hit of the fringe.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school face issues of sexuality and personal identity as they struggle to come to terms with who they are and who the world thinks they should be. They seek answers from their church, their friends and, ultimately, from within themselves.
"Edgy, thought-provoking musical that explores some very deep issues. Catholic school never sounded so good." - Jenny Sandman, CurtainUp
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 105 min
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM CDT: