Following a lovely opening night party that boasted a fine spread courtesy of the Albion Rooms and affordable alcoholic beverages thanks to Dominion City Brewery Co. and the Wine Rack, I was back at the Undercurrents theatre festival Friday night to see three more shows. While Punch Up and Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates take place on the studio stage at Arts Court and are part of the ticketed lineup, Air is a pay-what-you-can performance and happens in the studio lobby. Though sometimes it is hard to sit through three shows in one evening, the festival has done a nice job in balancing the hour long shows with shorter pieces like Air and next week’s Jerk It. It’s really worth buying an evening pass to Undercurrents: in the time it takes to see one show at a large venue, you get three shows…and for cheaper! In any case, if there was one thing I took away from Friday night it’s that there are some real comedic juggernauts at this year’s festival.
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