WINNER OF THE PTC FRINGE NEW PLAY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Poly Queer Love Ballad at the 2018 Pick of the Fringe Festival
By Anais West and Sara Vickruck
6:45 pm on September 22nd, 2018
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St.
After sold-out shows at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, we're back for one more!
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