BikeFace is a two-wheeled adventure of Canadian proportions, spinning strange-but-true tales from a ride across the country! This intimate-style storytelling show has never been performed in Toronto – that is, until now! The One More Night Festival is very excited to have this award winning show as part of our lineup. We chatted with creator Natalie Frijia to bring you the details about BikeFace.
Why Toronto, why this show, and why now?
1. I don’t see enough shows with women in adventuring roles. I don’t seen enough adventure on stage period… but at this moment, seeing a woman in a story like this, I believe is important.
2. The show touches on issues of sexual assault and consent, which is clearly an important topic being discussed in the city.
3. We’re somehow still in a time when women are cautioned about what is safe / unsafe for them to do. “Why now” is because it’s time for that attitude to take a hike, permanently.
If your show was on Netflix, which category would it be in?
What would my 90 year old Grandma love about your show?
90-year-old grandmas have seen this show before, and the thing they say most afterwards is, “Oh, what a story! I remember this one time…” and then they proceed to tell me about the most adventurous thing they’ve ever done. It’s a good story-generator!
What would my 90 year old Grandma hate about your show?
… But grandmas also routinely tell me I should be more careful and maybe not meet so many scary people on the road. 😛
What does your show give me that cat videos on Youtube can’t?
I want to say “cats can’t ride bicycles”, but really… if they wanted to…
Tell me three things I should know about the playwright.
I’m working on a PhD in theatre and environmental studies.
I stage manage circus shows and I take classes in trapeze!
Most of my stories come from people I’ve met or places I’ve been while traveling on my bicycle. 🙂
“BikeFace is so much more than the story of a woman crossing Canada on a solo bike trip. It’s the tale of any woman who has sought to do something that might be a little more adventurous than society is comfortable with” – The Vue
BikeFace plays Thursday October 19, 7PM
The Commons Theatre
587a College St
Get your tickets HERE
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Vue
⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Global News
“Will have you laughing non-stop.” – Kings River Life
“Incredible, captivating, engaging, real, funny” – Saskatoon Audience Member
Just a little over 100 years ago, the woman who rode a bicycle was expected to undoubtedly develop a weakened hart, epilepsy, exhaustion, appendicitis, distension, nervous attacks, insomnia, physical injury or, worst of all, the dreaded “Bikeface.”
In this two-wheeled advanture of Canadian proportions, Bike Face spins the tail of one woman who takes a bike trip from Halifax to Vancouver and finds out just how far she’ll go for adventure.
🤣😏😍😳 #Adventure #Comedy #CyclingStories #Suspense #Puppets
Written and performed by: Natalie Frijia
Directed by: Emma Mackenzie Hillier
Previously Performed: Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton Fringe Festivals and in the US (Fresno, CA).
Get your tickets HERE