The Merkin Sisters – One Night Only in Victoria
From the creators of sell-out hit shows Little Orange Man ( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★) Blindside, (★ ★ ★ ★ ★) and Interstellar Elder ( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
THE MERKIN SISTERS
Created and Performed by Ingrid Hansen & Stephanie Morin-Robert
Presented by Intrepid Theatre
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 8pm
At the Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra Street Victoria, BC
The Merkin Sisters is a no-holds-barred physical comedy about a strangely hilarious sibling rivalry: two fallen socialites endeavour to create the Ultimate Piece of Art, using any means necessary. A mash-up of uncensored comedy, theatre, dance and puppetry, The Merkin Sisters is “a vivacious romp sending up our inner caveman and our ultra-queens, smothered with the unique flavour of absurdity that comes from siblings surviving childhood together.”
“The Merkin Sisters — I adore physical comedy and the bushy buffoonery of these bewigged, burgundy beauties does not disappoint. Strangely transfixing. Like Cousin It reveals itself to be a burlesque dancer. But there’s two of it. Top notch comedy. Go see.”- Theatre In London
“Watching The Merkin Sisters is like taking a glimpse inside a pre-pubescent girl’s brain when they’re left to their own devices.” – Theatre in London
“Hansen and Morin-Roberts are fearless in taking this show to places that are wild and unimaginable, but PISS-YOUR-PANTS FUNNY. The woman beside me was orgasming with laughter. What I also appreciate is the freedom the two have in using their full bodies, the avoidance of politicizing or moralizing, and the audacity of what they dream up. When two top performers get together and give it their all, the result is a must-see show.”
– Montreal Rampage
THE MERKIN SISTERS is created and performed by multi-award winning puppeteer Ingrid Hansen and critically acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Stéphanie Morin-Robert. Touring extensively since 2010, Hansen and Morin-Robert have collectively performed over 400 shows across Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. Together they have accumulated a wealth of Best-of-Fest, Best Comedy, Best Physical Theatre, Best English Theatre, Best Choreography, Best Clown awards and multiple 5-Star reviews.
“Ingrid Hansen and Stéphanie Morin-Robert are experts at their craft, captivating the audience with their intangible energy. Even better is their ability to poke fun at art that takes itself too seriously. Every hilarious, terrifying and utterly baffling moment will be well worth the ticket.” – Vue Weekly
“Outrageously hilarious!” – Montreal Gazette
“After an hour with these wild, wild women, I hated to see the show end.” – Orlando Sentinel
“If a Salvador Dali painting came to life on stage, it would be The Merkin Sisters.
It’s a must-see!” – Theatre In London
For Age 13 and Up. Cartoonish sexual content.