Blind Date , the sexy sweet improvisational wonder currently filling the house at GCTC, is deceptively simple yet ingenious. For 90 minutes, probably 80 of them unscripted, much is left to chance. To pull off a performance like this demands a consummate professional be at the wheel to drive the stunt. Lucky for us, Tess Degenstein nimbly playing Mimi is just such a pro. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can get yanked unsuspectingly from the audience.
Blind Date celebrates simple human connection in all its awkward beauty
Theatre Review: I was invited on stage for Blind Date at GCTC – Apt
The concept of Blind Date is simple: Then, at the beginning of the show, she reaches into the audience for her date and they share the stage for 90 minutes. In the email thread in which we worked out logistics with our group of friends, my friend casually but firmly suggested and I quote: And so, I went for it and talked to Mimi while she was mingling with guests before the show.
Blind Date – review
Directed, produced, and created by Rebecca Northan. Continues until December When adults spend eight to 10 hours a day on screens, face-to-face contact becomes rarer and rarer. Its palpably honest new iteration at the Arts Club is a strong reminder that audiences are craving intimacy, authenticity, and real human connection.
Comedy , Improvised Theatre , Theatre. Canada Hub Summerhall. Edinburgh Fringe.