Finding Mr. Right

“Superbly written and handsomely acted, this is top-notch stuff… bombs of truth are everywhere in Near’s slam-bang construction and his play has the staccato rhythms of a Hamilton-based David Mamet.”

-Hamilton Spectator

“A timely political drama that packs humour, satire, and a high-stake moral conflict… a great piece of theatre that will interest a diverse audience.”

-Raise the Hammer

“A powerful, yet accessible, political satire that urges audiences to think about politics and to ensure that their voices are heard.”

-The Theatre Reader

Written by Stephen Near
Directed by Aaron Joel Craig
Starring Stephen Near and Lauren Repei

A corrupt Senator. A mysterious cheque. An embattled Prime Minister. Steps away from Parliament Hill, two backroom advisers concoct a plan to save a conservative brand in jeopardy. But sacrifices must be made. And only one gets out alive. From the critically-acclaimed team behind “The Conspiracy of Michael” and the award-winning “Test” comes a new dramatic political satire. Same Boat Theatre premiered Stephen Near’s new play as part of the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival from July 17-26, 2015 in Hamilton, ON.

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Hamilton Spectator REVIEW, by Gary Smith, “Fringe plays provoke dialogue, stir the imagination”, published July 16, 2015: “A thinly disguised look at the Canadian Senate scandal and a vote-conscious power broker of a prime minister, this one won’t make you proud to be Canadian. Superbly written and handsomely acted by playwright Near and actress Lauren Repei, this is top-notch stuff. Bombs of truth are everywhere in Near’s slam-bang construction and his play has the staccato rhythms of a Hamilton-based David Mamet. It’s a thoroughly professional production of a corrosive little play.” Check out the feature review in Hamilton Spectator about our production of Finding Mr. Right.

Mr_Right_PROMORaise the Hammer REVIEW #1 by Dawn Cattapan, Reviews – Fringe 2015, published July 18, 2015: “Same Boat Theatre’s Finding Mr. Right confronts three topics that are generally considered to be taboo; sex, religion and politics, and allows them to nimbly and ably dance together.” Check out the feature review on Raise the Hammer about our production of Finding Mr. Right.

Raise the Hammer REVIEW #2 by Paige Louter, Reviews – Fringe 2015, published July 18, 2015:Finding Mr. Right is a timely political drama that packs humour, satire, and a high-stake moral conflict into a compact fifty minute runtime. Though the show has plenty of insight for those in the political know, it’s also a satisfying clash of two strong-willed, fully realized characters.” Check out the feature review on Raise the Hammer about our production of Finding Mr. Right.

The Theatre Reader REVIEW by Veronica Appia, Finding Mr. Right: An Audacious Satire, published July 20, 2015:: “Near is successful at directing a relevant piece that shines a spotlight on current political issues and has audiences thinking about the impending federal election. The actors do a wonderful job at deeply conflicting with one another as they throw all their dirty laundry on the table. A powerful, yet accessible, political satire that urges audiences to think about politics and to ensure that their voices are heard.” Check out the feature review on The Theatre Reader about our production of Finding Mr. Right.

Monkeybiz.ca REVIEW by Cyndi Ingle, Hamilton Fringe Review: Finding Mr. Right, published on Saturday, July 25, 2015: “This fast paced, well rehearsed play has a lot of intelligent, thought provoking dialogue which is professionally executed by the actors. The script is suspenseful and often hilarious. Despite being a work of fiction, anyone who is aware of the current political climate will draw parallels to real life events. This provocative production is designed to make one think, possibly motivate its audience, as well as entertain.” Check out the feature review on Monkeybiz.ca about our production of Finding Mr. Right.

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