REVIEW: Cakewalk lovingly restored, thoroughly enjoyable

Heather Boa Blog

“To pull off a farce, you need relentless pacing and committed performances. Farce only works if the actors play their roles as if their characters are facing life and death situations. The tension must be palpable, and kudos to director Kelli Fox for ensuring that it is,” writes theatre critic Paula Citron in her review of Cakewalk on her blog

“In other words, a strong woman director has brought out very strong performances in her actors. Everything about this revival is dynamic and clearly defined as Fox’s cast goes for the jugular. The action never flags and the laughs come a mile a minute. There is not a weak character or a weak moment on stage.” 

Read her full review online.

Cakewalk runs until Aug. 10, with performances: Wednesday, July 24 at 2 pm; Thursday, July 25 at 2 pm; and Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 pm.

Photo: Cakewalk, a delicious comedy that returns to the Blyth Festival stage after runs in 1984 and 1986, is on stage until Aug. 10. Rebecca Auerbach and Rachel Jones are among the very funny cast. Creative team includes: playwright Colleen Curran, director Kelli Fox, set and costume designer Laura Gardner, lighting designer Louise Guinand. Stage management by Christine Oakey and Daniel Oulton. Photo credit: Terry Manzo.