Tiny Dynamite

Tiny Dynamite

"People can haunt you, dead or alive."

At the age of six, Lucien witnessed a bolt of lightening strike his friend Anthony in the chest. This experience forever bound the two and informed the progress of each man's life. Wary, deliberate Lucien, a small business risk analyst, believes in logic and reason. Homeless and unemployed, Anthony lives outside civil boundaries. While vastly different in temperament and outlook, the men share a common trait. They are lonely. The third point of their triangle, a woman whom they both loved, took her own life many years ago.

Each summer, in an annual tradition of guilt, Lucien collects Anthony off the streets and takes him to the country to be cleaned up and fed. This summer they retreat farther into the country, farther into their memories, and farther into the dichotomy of their roles then ever before. This summer they meet Madeleine. As the three spend hours drinking, swimming and laughing together, the brevity of summer haunts their every move. They must inevitably confront their past, recognise their present, and jump – with little knowledge and no security – into their future.

Robin Fisher's design was nominated for a 2007 Dora Nomination for Best Set. Additionally, Tiny Dynamite was short-listed as one of the best productions of 2006 in NOW Magazine and Dylan Trowbridge's performance was listed in EYE Magazine as one of the best of 2006.

Cast: Perrie Olthuis, Steven McCarthy, Dylan Trowbridge
Set & Costume Designer: Robin Fisher
Lighting Designer: Michael Walton
Sound Designer: Michael Laird
Composer: Mike Ross
Stage Manager: Kinnon Elliott
Assistant Director: Kate Hodgert

Preview Press:

Will Tiny Dynamite be a theatre Smash? - National Post
Explosive New Talent – NOW Magazine


"Tiny Dynamite is an explosively good show. Strong performances, direction and design contribute to Theatre Smash's outstanding debut production… Director Ashlie Corcoran's finely nuanced production delves deep."
NOW Magazine

"Tiny Dynamite has plenty of spark and power to spare…director Ashlie Corcoran deserves high praise for delivering a satisfying and solid package."
Toronto Star

"The play's technical and atmospheric demands are altogether extremely well-handled in Ashlie Corcoran's production."
National Post

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