A unique and delightful theatrical experience last night – I urge those of you within reach of Harbourfront in Toronto to see Blind Date next week, its last week. Blind Date features a lovely young woman in a clown nose – Rebecca Northan, an actress and expert improviser from Calgary. The show opens with her as Mimi, desolate, sitting in a Paris cafe in a stunning red dress with her red clown nose and a pretty good French accent. Her blind date has stood her up, she tells the audience, and then gets an idea … maybe she’ll find a substitute in the crowd. So she picks a young man out of the audience. Northan has done a bit of trolling before the show started so it’s not 100% random, but still, it’s a huge risk. She brings a complete stranger on stage, and the date begins.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much