Canadian actor Allegra Fulton's award-winning play, Frida K., is one of this country's great theatrical success stories.
First produced at the Fringe of Toronto Festival in 1994 and then reworked for a sold-out run at Tarragon theatre a year later, this provocative and engaging work about controversial Mexican artist Frida Kalho, was written by Fulton's mother, Gloria Montero, and is directed by Peter Hinton.
Frida K. is at Vancouver's East Cultural Centre until Sept. 27, after which it moves to Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit from Sept. 30 to Oct. 18. The show also recently completed a successful run in Mexico City, a particularly sweet success for Fulton and Montero because Kalho is revered in her native land and Montero's script does not put a halo on. In fact, it is a gritty depiction of a very troubled, albeit talented and gutsy, woman.
The show will also stop off at New York's Soho Rep from Nov. 6-30.
For tickets or information: Vancouver East Cultural Centre: (604) 251-1363 One Yellow Rabbit: (403) 244-9177
Soho Rep: (212) 941-8632
-- By Mira Friedlander