It's the end of the millennium and everyone is rangy. Face it, say it. I am rangy and I want to blame someone for it," says Antonella Bergman, a paraplegic spiritual leader who is at the center of Diane Flacks' new one-woman show, Random Acts, which opens Nov. 27 at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.
Antonella is just one of several character -- among them prepubescent Elvis impersonators, trash-TV aficionados, and an ancient (and pregnant) prophet -- who are conjured up by Flacks to comment on life and love at the end of the 20th century.
Diane Flacks has been hailed by Toronto papers and the CBC Radio for her witty and wicked dissection of urban angst. Random Acts is scheduled to run through Dec. 14.
Since it opened its doors in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre has had a mission to develop and produce new and radical Canadian plays. This season's schedule also includes Baal, a new play by Rose Cullis (Jan. 8-25); and the annual Rhubarb Festival of new works (Feb. 3-22).Martin Yesterday is scheduled to run through Nov. 9, and there is a "good possibility" it will be extended until Nov. 23, according to a theater spokesperson. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is located at 12 Alexander St. In Toronto. For tickets or more information, call (416) 975-8555.
-- By Rebecca Paller