Who is the middle class today in Vancouver? What about them is satirical or political? They are the folks who live in basement suites but buy only the best food and the most gorgeous clothing; the generation concerned with how it looks on the outside rather than feeling the discomfort of their unknown futures; the people terrified that a higher education doesn’t equal financial safety while carrying debt for designer shoes is the norm.
Our take on Eugene Ionesco's “The Bald Soprano” is a satirical look at our so-called ‘middle class:’ an inward look at a lost culture that hasn’t the skills to communicate in person but that has the ‘guts’ to build a multi-million dollar start up. Set in contemporary Vancouver, our re-staging of the play explores the “minimalist movement” and the vapidity that comes along with living on the West Coast – the terrifying place where everything is possible and nothing is certain, at a time that is on the brink of changing the world.