Friday, August 14, 2009

Fish Face at the Vancouver Fringe

The Quickening Theatre Presents


in the
Vancouver International Fringe Festival
@ Playwrights Theatre
1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

Sept 10 @ 10:30pm │Sept 12 @ 6:55pm │Sept 14 @ 7:40pm
Sept 16 @ 8:20pm│Sept 18 @ 10:30pm│Sept 20 @ 8:50pm

Tickets: $14 Advance / $12 Door

Tickets and Info:


The Quickening Theatre is proud to bring Fish Face, a new solo piece by playwright/performer Ginette Mohr, to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Fish Face follows a young woman into an underwater universe as she battles a giant sea monster and confronts her destiny. The dramatic comedy contains six distinct characters, physicalities and dialects, and incorporates dance and an original music score.

Fish Face is an exciting opportunity for playwright/performer Ginette Mohr and director/co-creator Kate Fenton to play in the realm of fantasy and explore theatrical possibilities of healing and transformation. Mohr has performed professionally all over North America with companies such as The Second City, Neptune Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick. She returns to Vancouver a decade after graduating from Simon Fraser University’s Acting Conservatory Program.

Fish Face premiered at the 2009 Ottawa Fringe Festival and completed a successful sold-out run this summer at the Toronto Fringe Festival. NOW Magazine gave Fish Face Critic’s Pick, and named it for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Design.

“Writer/performer Ginette Mohr and director Kate Fenton completely enchant us in this imaginative, dark fairy tale about a woman’s adventures in a vivid underwater universe. Using her nimble body and every timbre of her voice, the magnetic Mohr morphs from a sly snake to a giant squid to a Cockney-sounding shark. This is exactly what the Fringe is about. I can’t wait to see it make a splash in future incarnations.”

***** Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

Fish Face: actor, improvisor, and playwright Ginette Mohr’s fairy tale story takes her to the depths of the sea, where she plays snakes, squids, sharks, and other fantastic creatures, using some creative fabrics and a few minimal props. Her physical and vocal work is top notch, and she’s cleverly built several breaks in the story to interact with the audience, who participate by blowing bubbles to help create the underwater atmosphere. Suitable for all ages, this show, had it been produced at the KidsFringe, would have easily been the best of the shows there; as it is, it’s still one of the top solo pieces at this year’s Fringe overall.”

9/10 Steve Fisher, Gracing the Stage

"I can never get enough of watching Ginette Mohr. She truly brings magic to the stage with her passion, grace and humanity. In 'Fish Face', she creates a journey full of memorable and hilarious characters with movement and costumes that will leave you breathless. She's fantastic!" - Dana Fradkin

Fish Face inspiration

Check out these beautiful underwater pictures!

I can't wait to swim in the ocean again...