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Echo

Theatre Elysium / Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/19/2009 12:46 AM | Comments: 0

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Echo is the story about a nymph, a daughter of gods, and how in a storytelling mishap, Juno curses her and she loses her own voice, only able to reflect back the last thing she hears.

This is an intimate one-woman show written by Vancouver’s Tiffany Markwart and Peter Counter and delivered with a subtle, alluring performance by Markwart.

The story has many layers that fold and float, as diaphanous as a nymph’s dress, and like Echo, who was a storyteller before she was cursed, Markwart captivates her audience with the tales of how she is fooled by Jove, mocked by Eros and finally, heart-broken by Narcissus.

The only problem is that the venue is very large and the sound needs to be tweaked. Sit near the front to hear every word.

—Wendy Burke
 

From the official Fringe program:

How do you tell your story when you have no words of your own?

Wrongly persecuted and punished for her actions, Echo must surmount a terrible curse and come to terms with her eternal transformation.

This is the life story of a natural phenomenon; a journey of self-reflection that will release the narcissist in you.

RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

45 min.

Venue#1 MTC Backstage at the Mainstage 174 Market Ave (Entrance on John Hirsch Pl)

Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under),

Babes in arms permitted.

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