BIG SHOT, Jan 8 - 18, 2015
At the NextStage Theatre Festival, Toronto
“Massively impressive… a challenging puzzle for the audience” – The Georgia Straight
About the show: A shooting has just occurred on the Vancouver Skytrain, and a twelve-year-old boy who was at the scene of the crime retells it all for the audience, in the style of his favorite action movies. Complete with slo-mo stops, freeze frames and fast-forwards, the boy weaves in and out of every character involved, all a part of Vancouver’s diverse, fractured communities. Big Shot is a portrait of the tensions that rise when different cultures within the urban community are forced to fight for themselves – and a riveting piece of multi-media physical theatre.
Most major cities in Canada have had the opportunity to be amazed by the striking visuals and powerhouse solo performance in Big Shot – and now Toronto has its chance to see this national touring favourite. Performer/creator Jon Lachlan Stewart is riveting in this role, having lived in these diverse characters since 2008. Surreal SoReal theatre examines extreme acts of violence in the contemporary world, hoping to better understand the way we live in this particular day and age.