United Solo Festival Presents New One Woman Comedy ONEYMOON by Christel Bartelse, 11/5
United Solo Festival presents Christel Bartelse's one woman show ONEymoon, a honeymoon for one.
With ambiguous feelings about the institution of marriage and unwilling to commit to anything less than perfection, Caroline opts to re-invent a long standing social convention. The audience joins Caroline as her family and friends on her unusual wedding day and follow along on her beach vacation -- her honeymoon for one. Filled with zany wit, improv, dance and song, Caroline pokes holes in our notions of "wedded bliss" - but ultimately finds that even a long-term relationship with herself has its pitfalls.
ONEymoon has played to over 10 Fringe Festivals including London, ON, Toronto, Minneapolis, Victoria, Winnepeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Orlando, Indianapolis, as well as having played Frigid Festival NY, and was invited to play at DivaFest in Indianapolis 2011. In 2011 it was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in the Category, "Best One Person Show".
Shawn Byfiled - Tap Choreography
Sarah Doucett - Choreography
Kathryn Rose -- Singer / Songwriter
A theatrical Jack-of-all-trades, actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer, clown, teacher and comedienne Christel is best known for her work in the physical comedy duo The Burnt Marshmallows alongside Christina Sicoli. A graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and The Second City Conservatory Program, Christel has also studied clown extensively with Michael Kennard, John Turner, Sue Morrison, Francine Cote and Philippe Gaulier. Christel was a faculty member at the Toronto Film School for five years, has taught intensively for the Second City Education Program and currently teaches physical comedy at Humber College. She can be seen performing comedy all over Toronto and is a regular feature at the Lunacy Cabaret (Zero Gravity Circus), the Toronto Festival of Clowns and Clown Chowder and she has also participated in the March of Dames, Cheap Queers, Buskerfest, the Hysteria Festival, Full Bawdy Comedy, and the Chicago Improv Festival. Favorite theatre credits include Pugg in Mump & Smoot in Something for the Westbury Theatre in Edmonton and Tifulbeau in The Hollow for CanStage.