Poly Queer Love Ballad, March 5 - 10 2019
By Anais West and Sara Vickruck
At the Queer Arts Festival's SUM Gallery, co-presented by Zee Zee Theatre and the frank theatre
After playing to sold out houses at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and winning the Fringe New Play Prize and the Critics' Choice Award, we're returning to Vancouver!
Poly Queer Love Ballad is an intimate, edgy new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love.
"The complicated intimacy between old-fashioned romantic Gaby ...and polyamorous Nina... is beautifully mapped in Vickruck’s songs and West’s passionate poems" —The Georgia Straight
“...the tenderness and rapture of this story made me weep big, nostalgic tears. —Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca