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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Vancouver Fringe Festival: Little One

Holy smokes. I need to sit down. No, I need a drink. Wow.

Have you ever gone to a show and left it feeling extremely satisfied? Like you've gambled and won? Like you know you made the very best out of your evening? Yes. That's what happened tonight to me. And thank goodness for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, because if not for that, when would I have ever been able to witness such a compelling and boldly intense show such as Alley Theatre's Little One, written by Hannah Moscovitch and directed by Amiel Gladstone.

Daniel Arnold and Marisa Smith give off brilliantly riveting performances as a brother and sister duo whose layers of secrets slowly become unraveled in this 60 minute edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. To say it's intense is putting it mildly. The off-stage characters are equally as fleshed out as the ones that appear before you. These people and their stories and even the family cat will continue to haunt you, long after the show has ended.

If you think you can handle it, then this is so far the Must-See show of the Fringe. It's tightly written, completely absorbing, and deserves its moment in the spotlight.

Little One still has performances on Sept 7 (3:25pm), Sept 10 (7pm), Sept 12 (6pm), and Sept 13 (3pm) at The Cultch - Culture Lab.

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