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Wanted, If Not Wed
Typecast as a single woman, St. John’s, N.L, actor Jennifer Gillespie set out to explore the lives of spinsters. The result is this one-hour comedy based on a series of interviews.
Gillespie dons multiple personas, which makes the show feel a bit like speed-dating. It’s fun, but we’d like to get better acquainted with some characters. There’s a woman whose husband dumped her for a stripper, a nun who beat a retreat from a convent, and one woman whose cat offers the unconditional love you just can’t get from a man.
Regrets? There are a few, but the show is ultimately hopeful. And there’s always a bright side. After all, spinsterhood means never having to share the remote control.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
This funny and poignant solo show uses dialogue from interviews to explore life as a single woman.
There's a Newfoundlander who used to be a nun, an elderly woman who never found true love, a woman in her late thirties still playing the mating game, and yes, spinsters with cats.
BEST OF THE FEST, 5 STARS - VUE Weekly Edmonton
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Under 10 not admitted.
Warnings: Minimal bad language
Updated on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM CDT: