Archive for April 23rd, 2008

Gritty addiction tale enthralls

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I’m so proud of my friend Kyle who is in town with his play Cranked which got an amazing review in the Toronto Star.


Kyle Cameron is awesome here playing Stan, as he is throughout the whole 45-minute show. He’s not afraid to show us the disgusting physical side of his addiction, picking at sores both real and imaginary, while wiping away a cold sweat that never seems to vanish no matter how hard he tries.

His dementia is equally convincing, with some of his hallucinations proving so deeply felt that when we later find out they were false, we’re as relieved as we are surprised.

I’m so excited to see it for the first time on Friday night!