I was gifted tickets to this presentation but all opinions are my own.
I had the privilege of attending Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny at the Anvil Theatre. It runs from February 8th -February 18th . It was definitely sexy and steamy; it could be a perfect date night play or an awesome “Galentine’s” outing with your girlfriends. I think that even in 2024, women are quite often shamed for being overtly sexual or sexually adventurous. Yes, we have come a long way as a society but there is still an underlying judgement of sex positive women, as those women are more often than not, deemed as “bad girls…girls you wouldn’t bring home to meet your mother”. Men are still revered for the notches on their belt, while women are insulted. It sounds archaic I know.
Sorrel (played by Emma Slipp) is a Victorian professor who reminisces about her romantic past. Sorrel, at the tender age of 17 matures into a beautiful young woman and ventures into the world of sex and dating. She had encounters of all kinds and shared all the salacious details with us. She showcased the many layers related to sex, including lust, love, infatuation and embarrassment. It was so relatable. I couldn’t tell you how many times I smiled and nodded because I was reminded of an experience in my own life. I think the world desperately needs more female representation, especially in terms of sexual empowerment.
First produced at The Cultch in 2022 by Mindy Parfitt’s The Search Party, Bunny received eight Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations and won four, including Outstanding Performance in a Leading Dramatic or Comedic Role and Outstanding Production. The Search Party is an ambitious new company committed to bringing emotionally powerful and aesthetically rigorous productions to Vancouver’s intimate stages. Drawn to traditional theatre with a modern appeal, the company seeks out original texts that explore the intricacies and contradictions in our human connections and experiences. The Search Party is inspired by humour, compassion and quality storytelling that highlights the power of voice as it expresses the vulnerabilities and strengths of the human spirit. Committed to cultivating true collaboration, The Search Party prioritizes productive, harmonious working communities at all levels of production,
based on mutual respect, curiosity, rigour, self-examination, and authenticity.
If you think you can handle the heat, check out Bunny at the Anvil Theatre.
Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
When: Evenings- February 10, 11, 15, 16, & 17 at 7:30pm, Matinees- February 10, 17, & 18
Tickets: $36.50-46.50 plus service charges