Barking

site_accueil_1cIt’s good to see a company like Opera by Request doing contemporary Canadian work.  Better still when it’s a comedy.  So I was very eager to see what they would do with John Metcalfe and Larry Tremblay’s A Chair in Love, presented last night at The Array Space.  The work itself is, shall we say, “unusual”.  An avant-garde film director falls in love with a chair and, despite the warnings of his jealous dog that the world isn’t ready for human/furniture relationships, makes a film about it.  He is duly condemned by critical and popular opinion and despairs.  The doctor prescribes her experimental Lovekiller pills.  He, apparently kills his dog and is sentenced to the electric chair (what else?).  Fortunately this whole episode turns out to be a hallucination brought on by the untested medication.  Meanwhile the chair has run off with the film critic who condemned such things and man and dog are reconciled.  Got that?

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