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Three To See 2017: Three solo shows

By | Published on Saturday 29 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three solo shows to check out.

Pike St | Roundabout @ Summerhall | 4-27 Aug
Award winning New York based performer Nilaja Sun is the creative force behind ‘Pike St’, a solo show featuring a number of different characters from the Lower East Side, primarily Evelyn, who is welcoming her Navy SEAL brother home, keeping her eccentric father out of trouble and providing electricity for her daughter on life-support. Don’t miss this chance to see this accomplished performer in action.

Venus And Adonis | C primo | 2-28 Aug
Shakespeare’s narrative poem, the bard’s best selling first published work, tells the story of the attempts of Venus, goddess of love, to seduce the young and beautiful Adonis who, frankly, would rather go hunting. Here it’s been reimagined by Christopher Hunter as a one man play that explores “what lies behind a tale of rejected lust played out against the highest stakes”. Sounds very promising.

The Shape Of The Pain | Summerhall | 2-26 Aug (pictured)
The team behind this have won much acclaim and a Fringe First, so the probability of this being utterly brilliant is obviously very high. It’s about a woman who suffers from chronic pain, her attempts to articulate her experiences, and her attempts to proceed with a normal life. Don’t expect it to be depressing, there’s hope on the horizon, and it’s tackling an issue that actually affects an awful lot of people, so it will be interesting to observe this company’s insights.