Revealing, sexy and sometimes startling, Theatre Replacement once again delves into the world of biographical examination with their work, Dress me up in your love. Using distinct garments collected from around the world, performers dress and undress to reveal in text, song and movement the stories behind the clothes and the closets they came from.
Featuring live music from Vancouver composer and singer Veda Hille, Theatre Replacement’s signature style of working with biographical material results in a mash-up of personal stories gathered and retold, from the banal and everyday to the critical moments and turning points that shape our lives.
Dress me up in your love was created by Barbara Clayden, Itai Erdal, Veda Hille, Elia Kirby, James Long, Sam Madely, Andrew McNee, Anita Rochon, Donna Soares, Conor Wylie and Maiko Yamamoto.
“Dress me up in your love shows remarkable comfort between the performers, including [Veda] Hille, and that ease is infectious. They kid each other, push and shove, ad lib, reveal themselves with refreshing openness. And they’re definitely onto something about clothes and how our memories are shaped around them.”
“…a compelling swirl of nostalgia: unsentimental, but at times awfully sad — and also very funny.”
–The Globe and Mail
“From your head down to your toes, let this show dress you up in its love of a good story.”
–The Vancouver Sun
April 19-23, 2011
The Cultch Historic Theatre
April 27-30, 2011
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
PAZZ Performing Arts Festival
April 22 & 23, 2012
Chapter Arts Centre
May 1 & 2, 2012
Photos by Tim Matheson
Video by Cande Andrade