I have never seen Rebecca Northan’s “Blind Date”, and neither have you. In fact, even if you’ve seen the play a dozen times, you haven’t really seen it. Each performance is freshly improvised: Mimi’s date doesn’t show up, and so a member of the audience volunteers to replace him/her – making each date only slightly less unpredictable than in real life! Northan’s show captures the excitement, the sexy serendipity, and the sweaty-palm anxiety of date night, while (most of) the audience gets to sit back and go along for a ride packed with surprise, delight, and recognition. This show is intended for adults, who can best appreciate the hope, hesitation, and horror of dating (and all the innuendo in between). No matter how many times you change your outfit, you won’t be prepared for this “Blind Date”, and you won’t regret it, either!
Please note that the 8:30 show on December 9 will be a Queer Blind Date, featuring Mimi selecting a feminine presenting audience member. The 8:30 show on December 16 will also be a Queer Blind Date, this time featuring Mathieu selecting a male presenting audience member.
Be sure to make your “Blind Date” from November 27-December 17, 2017!
Want to know more of what you might see? Check out a few examples here.
And have a browse through the reading list below for a 10-item glimpse of what the Ottawa Public Library has to offer on the subject of dating!