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Event Archive - Sid: The Handsome Bum: Joanna Rannelli

Thu. September 3rd 2015 St. Andrews School (No Minors)
5:30pm - 6:30pm doors at 1:30PM
adult $11 Student/Senior $9
Tickets at:,
Sid: The Handsome Bum at the Victoria Fringe Festival - August 29th to September 5th

Written By Ira Cooper
Directed By Kayla Deorksen
Performed By Joanna Rannelli

Meet Sid, another face on the Downtown Eastside. We pass by her on our daily commutes without differentiating her from the dilapidated cityscape. Listen to her tell tales of mirth, tales of the unnoticed, tales of perennial hope.

We listen to Sid, because she is in a show.

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Would we listen to her otherwise?

Sid ran for a one week run in 2014 at Little Mountain Studio. Here are some of the reviews:

“Rannelli continues to impress with her range.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

“Eye opening! A must see show! Go experience street life through Sid’s eyes!” -Jam (Vancouver, BC)

“Sid the Handsome Bum rips a veil of privilege from the audience. Those silenced in our community are empowered, given winged voices that must be heard.“ -Elisabeth (Vancouver, BC)

“Sid: The Handsome Bum is a play filled with questions. It makes us question how we not only view those on the fringes of society but why there’s an uncomfortable feeling of listening to them, looking at them and helping them.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

“You lose the stage and fall victim to empathy. Whatever your stance or preconceptions, you feel what Sid feels and I implore everyone to experience the tragedy and comedy.“ -Shawn (Mission, BC)

“Sid forces us to confront something we’re all used to ignoring everyday, and that alone made it worth seeing.” -Brian (Vancouver, BC)

“…a cleverly written play backed by a strong performer.” -Alison (Vancouver, BC)

“Rarely do you see a show so powerful. An intimate look into the life of someone on the streets. You will laugh and cry. You will leave feeling you should do more, ignore less.“ -Louise (Vancouver, BC)


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