Kickstart Festival 2010

She Laughed, She Cried

Fri Mar 12 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre

Presented by Kickstart Festival 2010 in partnership with the Chan Centre.

As part of Kickstart Festival 2010, She Laughed, She Cried is a special evening of fado and comedy that will move you from tears to riotous laughter! The evening features two extraordinary and very different artists who share a common ability to touch your heart.

Fado singer Sara Marreiros and her band open the evening. Dark and brooding or gloriously ethereal, Sara’s sultry, sexy vocals are steeped in the passion of saudade – the feeling of yearning that is part of the Portuguese soul.

Sara’s voice transports us to Portugal…to smokey bars and riversides…she takes us from delight to despair and back again with the music and the emotional scope she brings to her singing” – Sheryl McKay, CBC Radio

Funny in the Head, a one-woman show by comedian, storyteller, writer and mental health activist Jan Derbyshire. The show is the rollicking story of a bipolar comedian’s fight to stay funny. She ultimately finds an answer to the pressing question, “Is appearing normal a mental health act?”

Jan is an artist who is wildly talented, imaginative, and energetic… Jan’s plays are rooted in a deep fascination with a good story… Her style is very confident, funny and energizing.
– Playwrights’ Workshop, Montreal

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Fri Mar 12 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre