Review by Amanda Dookie
60 min | Comedy | Mature
I’m Not Crying in the Bathroom: I’m Crying in the Supply Closet is a play made up of a series of comedic mini-skits performed by a cast of three female members, covering a wide range of modern day topics. The skits include the ever-popular themes of sexuality, political events, social stigmas and stereotypes, as well as more intimate subjects, such as personal fears, insecurities, desires, self-image, and one’s own weaknesses and strengths. The multitude of well written skits really showcases the versatility of the actresses and their ability to portray a variety of thematic characters types, their dynamic ability to switch roles depending on the subject matter, and their talents as comedians as well as vocalists.
The play has a great start, getting the audience laughing from the very first few lines. The audience pretty much didn’t stop laughing until the play was over. Practically every skit had me smiling and laughing out loud through the use of ironic situations, intelligent dialogues, and hilarious facial expressions. Yet while the performance was jam-packed with humor, the dialogue touched on some very important topics about society, the economy, and politics. The final skit creatively brings the mini stories together with the overall theme and title of the play and most importantly, reaches the audience on an individual level. The message that I took away from this show was one of fundamental value: that we should be true to ourselves, regardless of where it puts us in our careers, social life or physical place – including the supply closet.
I’m Not Crying in the Bathroom: I’m Crying in the Supply Closet is playing at Venue 2 – Arts Court Library (2 Daly Ave) on Saturday June 16 at 3:00pm, Sunday June 17 at 6:00pm, Monday, June 18 at 5:30pm, Friday June 22 at 5:30pm, and Saturday, June 21 at 7:30pm.