That’s The One!

Did you know that the theatre has bars? Plural. As in more then one? Me neither but man that is awesome to find out. Not that we were there to check out available booze. Now me and my lovely wife were at the theatre to watch a play, courtesy of the great folks at Q Smokehouse Great food there folks, you should go check it out, specially if you like barbecue. If you don’t, you will. Anyway, after being given some free tickets to a play called Bingo! we go the theatre, not sure what to expect, me in particular. Never been to a play, not a lot of that amid the tobacco fields of Kentucky. Hell, I couldn’t tell you where my university’s theatre department is(but if you find yourself in Richmond and need to know where the liquor store is,let me know).
So. Bingo! Written by Daniel MacIvor. You can find more about the show Bingo! at Neptune Theatre. I went in this blind, having not seen anything on it or even knowing the writer. But after seeing the play last night, I’ll watch anything Mr. MacIvor does. He is that good. I think stories are in their blood up there in Cape Breton.
The show was just amazing. Great writing, wonderful performances. And the set guys at Neptune, you guys rock. And what is it about? Home. What is home? Can you go home again? Should you try? Boys who were princes, a girl who had her whole life ahead of her ‘when she graduated’,and another who enjoys the moments. At the reunion thirty years after high school, some things have changed and some never will. And the soliloquies. Ah those were my favourite parts. Hilariously funny, poignant, and all to real, all you really need to know is when you can catch the next showing.
As I said, this was my first play and an eye opening experience. I will definitely be back for more. And lord help us, it has me wondering if I could write one myself. These guys put on a tip top production from top to bottom and everyone should come watch Bingo!You’ll thank me. After all, you want to know where the name comes from. And besides, there’s nothing on TV to match it.


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