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The quality of the direction and performances make the sad/amusing tale of Steven, apparently doomed to be everyone’s friend and nobody’s dream lover, as effective as possible.

The sharp corners that one of the characters turns are a reflection of the sharpness of the direction and the energy of the presentation. The visuals add a layer of interest to the content.

But. while Someone for Everyone begins well, the material in this fringe-style show is not strong enough for the 80-plus minutes that it lasts. Neither are such crudities as the graphic Portnoy’s Complaint segment warranted.

Reviewed by Iris Winston.  Ottawa, September 20, 2010

Someone for Everyone

by GATD Caplan

Friends Not Lovers Productions in association with NightHowl Productions (September 15 to 25)

Director: Patrick Gauthier

Lighting design: Jon Alexander

Video material: Kris Joseph

Costume design: Jody Haucke

Production crew: Gwen Davie

Cast:

StevenGeoff McBride

Beth et al:Sarah Finn

Irma et al:Catriona Leger

Narrator and alter ego:Jordan Hancey

Reviewed by Iris Winston