Pochsy IV (work in progress)

A workshop production. Dark comedy. Not for children.

Masks are required for this show and the Play the Fool Festival.

If booking group tickets, or if ticket price is a barrier to access, please contact us.

Written and Performed by Karen Hines

Directed by Michael Kennard

Set and Lighting Design by Sandi Somers 

Music and Sound Design by Chantal Vitalis

Additional Sounds by Richard Feren | Costume Design by Justin Miller a.k.a. Pearle Harbour | Clown Coach – John Turner | Production Dramaturg – Blake Brooker | Production Management – Kate Pallesen | Graphic Art – Ryan Bartlett | Photography – Gary Mulcahey | Film Stills – Peter Moller

In 1992, Pochsy made her Fringe debut. ‘Pochsy’s Lips’ featured a wilting industrial factory worker who spun sugarplum fantasies from the bruised fruits of the North American Dream. Poisoned and poisonous, utterly narcissistic and fatally lonely, Pochsy knelt at the altar of all that is held holy in the name of consumerism gone mad. Pochsy’s lush satires have since travelled the globe: her prize-winning plays and short films have been presented at theatres and film festivals internationally. 

Fifteen ago, Pochsy quietly slipped behind the veil. Now she’s back, and would like a few words with you… 

CONTENT WARNINGS: Language and adult subject matter.

Made with support from the Play the Fool Festival and One Yellow Rabbit Theatre’s High Performance Rodeo, where Pochsy IV officially premieres in 2023. Keep Frozen acknowledges the support of the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 

What the critics say since 1992:

“Hines is an astonishing artist, both as a writer and as a performer.” – Liz Nicholls.

“Ingenious, acidic comedy … a hallucinatory ultra-feminine living corpse.” (The Globe & Mail)


Artist bios at: https://playthefool.ca/event/pochsy-iv-a-work-in-progress/

The Play the Fool Festival is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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