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Savage in Limbo brings dinner theatre to Fernando's Pub

Unique 'dirty dinner theatre'

If you're looking for a unique dining experience, The Virago Collective may have the thing for you.

The Kelowna theatre group is staging the play Savage in Limbo Dec. 2-4 in an unlikely place – Fernando's Pub.

It's set in the Bronx in the 1980s, "a time when conservative values and politics were gaining popularity, in response to the counter-culture movements of the '60s and '70s, many young adults found themselves unsure of their place in the world. The play follows five 32 year olds who end up in a local bar one night, all looking for a change, but stuck in limbo."

“It’s a gritty play with comedic moments, but it’s also dark. There are times when you can relate to each character and times when you dislike their actions. I think a lot of young people will identify with them.” says director Angela Lavender, a Virago co-founder.

Taking place in real-time, with the audience sharing the same space that the action happens in, the show offers a unique experience.

“We’re calling it dirty dinner theatre,” says Elana Bizovie, a co-founder who also performs in the play. 

“This isn’t your typical theatre experience. We’d love to see people who maybe don’t think theatre is for them get out and try something new. We hope they’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Audience members who come dressed in the spirit of the '80s will be eligible to win giveaways from Fernando’s each night.

The three-night only run will take place at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $25 and are available now, in-person at Fernando’s Pub or at Eventbrite. It is a 19+ event.

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