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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

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John Patrick Shanley’s violent, profane two-handed drama puts together Roberta and Danny, two damaged Bronx outcasts, first in a bar, then in a bedroom. Uncomfortable in their own skins, they take solace in each other’s flesh, an event that holds a long-shot hope for some kind of happiness.

Edmonton actors Melanie Godbout and Corey Schmitt take these tough roles by the throat (literally, on one occasion) and make you believe these impossibly alienated people could somehow find meaningful love in their lives. Godbout lacks the hard edge of her character, but that aside, she and Schmitt prove adept at nailing Shanley’s proffered blend of violent dysfunction and poignant tenderness.

— Randall King

 

From the Fringe program:

In a rundown bar in the Bronx, two strangers meet at the end of their rope. Haunted by the past and trapped in the violence of the present, Danny and Roberta begin the ruthless act of revealing themselves – a brutal exposure that threatens to change everything.

Explosively funny and surprisingly tender, "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" is a deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love.

4 STARS "The two performers are superb" - Edmonton Sun

4 STARS "a beauty of a production" - VUE Weekly

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Under 14 not admitted.

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