Testing: Only a writer and performer as gifted as Dan Smith can squeeze so much catharsis into so few minutes.
Smith’s script, equal parts absurdist humour and existential dread, directed with laser precision by none other than Kate Story, offers audiences precisely the generosity they need at this point of the pandemic.
The show is only ten minutes long. Ten minutes of tiny, successive bursts of laughter interlaced with the kind of tears that only come from seeing and being seen. From seeing yourself in the face of Other.
Paradoxically, it would seem, the cure for Zoom fatigue is more Zoom. The platform has never felt so intimate. So vindicating.
At The Theatre On King, we appreciate how difficult this ongoing collective trauma has been. This is hard. You’re trying your best. We see you.
We’ve got your back.
Testing is FREE. Testing is only ten minutes long. Registration for admission to Testing can be done well in advance OR up to five minutes before the show begins. If you miss your registered show time, you can wait and watch the next one instead.
Treat yourself to a ten-minute reprieve from this eternal pandemic-Hell – you’ll be so glad you did!
Testing runs every half-hour from 7pm-9pm on Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th – with matinee shows from 2pm-4pm on Saturday, June 12th.
Audiences will have four opportunities each day to see Testing: at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 on June 10th and 11th, and at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 on June 12th.
*Testing contains strong language and mature themes.
Testing is brought to you by The Theatre On King and Artsweek SHIFT2.