Articles tagged with: Bliss

Bliss

published: March, 30, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Celine Dion, fandom and depravity. Bob Leahy reviews Bliss At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, a new play from Quebec which seamlessly combines all three.

Bliss

An odd play is Bliss.  The big themes – I’ve referred  to  them above  - seem an unlikely mix. Throw in the fact that it all begins in a Wal-Mart store, no less, with the voice of an oracle directing its employees through an ecstatic description of one of Celine’s “last” performances and you know we are not in Kansas.  Instead we seem to be in a clinical setting, tiled with a white bed occupying centre stage.  Turns out that on that bed is staged both Celine’s miscarriage an