Sid: The Handsome Bum
Written By Ira Cooper
Performed By Joanna Rannelli
Directed By Kayla Deorksen

Meet Sid, another face on the Downtown Eastside.  We pass by her on our daily commutes without differentiating her from the dilapidated cityscape.  Listen to her tell tales of mirth, tales of the unnoticed, tales of perennial hope.

We listen to Sid, because she is in a show.

Would we listen to her otherwise?

Sid ran for a one week run in 2014 at Little Mountain Studio. Here are some of the reviews:

“Rannelli continues to impress with her range.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

“Eye opening! A must see show! Go experience street life through Sid’s eyes!” -Jam (Vancouver, BC)

Sid the Handsome Bum rips a veil of privilege from the audience. Those silenced in our community are empowered, given winged voices that must be heard. -Elisabeth (Vancouver, BC)

“Sid: The Handsome Bum is a play filled with questions. It makes us question how we not only view those on the fringes of society but why there’s an uncomfortable feeling of listening to them, looking at them and helping them.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

You lose the stage and fall victim to empathy. Whatever your stance or preconceptions, you feel what Sid feels and I implore everyone to experience the tragedy and comedy. -Shawn (Mission, BC)

Sid forces us to confront something we’re all used to ignoring everyday, and that alone made it worth seeing.” -Brian (Vancouver, BC)

“…a cleverly written play backed by a strong performer.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

Rarely do you see a show so powerful. An intimate look into the life of someone on the streets. You will laugh and cry. You will leave feeling you should do more, ignore less. -Louise (Vancouver, BC)

The show take place at St. Andrews Elementary (1002 Pandora Ave) in Victoria. The dates are as follows:
August 29th, 2pm
August 30th, 7:30pm
September 1st, 6pm
September 2nd, 9:30pm
September 3rd, 5:30pm
September 5th, 5pm
Tickets: $11 adults and $9 students/seniors

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