Red Bastard: Lie With Me

Award-winning trickster, Red Bastard, hosts this hilariously fun, ★★★★★ frolic through THE RULES OF LOVE. Do you know the Rules of Love? Are you sure?  A mischievous, mind-warping show for everyone who’s dared to adore.

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            Red Bastard: Lie With Me

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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            Red Bastard: Lie With Me

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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              Red Bastard: Lie With Me

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

              Location: McManus Stage

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                Red Bastard: Lie With Me

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

                Location: McManus Stage

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                Red Bastard: Lie With Me

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

                Location: McManus Stage

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                  Red Bastard: Lie With Me

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/red-bastard-lie-with-me/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

              Location: McManus Stage

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              3 thoughts on “Red Bastard: Lie With Me”

              1. Barry Brown
                Reviewer
                says:

                At the beginning of this one man show performed almost entirely in a red body suit filled with huge balloons encircling his waist, Eric Davis demonstrates easily that every member of the audience has lied at least once- if only by agreeing that they have read and understood the terms of the latest software update for their smart phone. Having established that we are all “liars”, Davis moves on to the vagueness and hypocrisy of the “rules of love”.

                Through a series of questions directed at members of the audience, Davis tries to convince us that we either don’t know the rules of love or we wilfully ignore them whenever they conflict with our desires. The interrogations are sometimes funny, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes cringe inducing, but the point is made.

                Davis quickly makes clear that the purpose of this exploration of our hypocrisy is not only to embarrass or discomfort us. To do so he introduces the backstory of his quest to understand and accept his own emotional needs. We are confronted with the inherent conflict involved in pretending to be a swan (monogamous for life) while really being a dirty pony (no explanation necessary).

                This more serious aspect of the show develops into moments of attempted intimacy with members of the audience. Davis invites a few people to join him on stage to participate in simple activities (dancing, sharing a mango) that can be surprisingly intimate if one is willing to abandon, at least temporarily, one’s inhibitions. The final scenes remind us that, sometimes, the artifice of theatre can allow us to experience something real.

              2. Tc says:

                Highly recommended. Amazing show. Fantastic experience. A must see.

              3. L. Graham says:

                I thoroughly enjoyed this show. Engaging and talented performer + thought-provoking and funny material = good time.

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