Crawlspace by Karen Hines

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crawlspace by Karen Hines

The Fishbowl on Granville Island, 100 – 1398 Cartwright Street

Show runs February 8 – 18 | 8pm | $40/$25 ($15 Equity/GVPTA/Student with code)


A darkly comedic, cautionary tale about the brutal battleground of real estate, decorative twig orbs and the state of the human soul. Crawlspace is inspired by acclaimed actress, writer and director Karen Hines’ true story of buying a fully detached ‘condo alternative’ in a hip downtown Toronto neighbourhood in the heated market of 2006 . . . and then having it all go horribly, nightmarishly wrong. The show filters real estate through the lens of Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty to come up with this hybrid: Theatre of Realty. Join the Host (Hines) in a dreamy re-incarnation of the hellish little house as she entertains her guests Scheherazade-style – except instead of language steeped in poetry, history and philosophy, Crawlspace will offer floor plans, cut-lines from MLS real estate one-sheets, and erotic incantations inspired by Pottery Barn catalogues.


Crawlspace contains strong language and mature content.

Presented as part of Boca del Lupo's Micro Performances Series.

Performing Arts