Staged inside a hotel room at the Waldorf Hotel with seating for 18 persons max, this show was truly intimate. No black-outs, no transitions; the show happened in real time with all the gritty details that site-specific theatre can bring. Tape is a one-hour taut drama about a reunion between friends gone wildly awry. After a sold-out and heldover run at the 2009 Fringe, Alley Theatre remounted the production two years later and it garnered two Jessie Richardson Award Nominations for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role.
"No-holds-barred... as breathtaking as a quick-cutting cinematic experience. Hats off to Alley Theatre for their smart and tight production."
Globe and Mail
- "Fantastically authentic… one of the most memorable shows at the Fringe."Georgia Straight
- "This is one hour of taut, exhilarating theatre... If you've seen the movie, you'll still want to see this; the intimacy of the hotel room packs a powerful punch... a potent little play that flies by."Vancouver Courier
- "A must see. One of the best productions at the Fringe or elsewhere this entire year."Plank Magazine
- "After blowing away audiences and critics... Tape is back."Westender
- "Want to see great theatre? Get a room. It's not real life but... might as well be. Those who were lucky enough to catch Tape... went gaga over the production."Vancouver Sun
- "Vancouver offers some of the most innovative theatre around, and Alley Theatre's Tape is no exception. Lucky for us, it's been held over... I definitely recommend reservations. You must catch it."
- "You'll really want to make a reservation before this show ends."GayVancouver.net (Pick of the Week)