Forget Me Not
FEB 04–MAR 01, 2020 | Secret Location
About the Show
100 people, 100 puppets, a secret location, and the one and only Ronnie Burkett!
Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. Unlike anything you’ve experienced, this mysterious and thrilling new production offers each audience member the rare opportunity to hold a one-of-a-kind Ronnie Burkett hand puppet! Becoming a puppet chorus, the audience both witnesses and propels the story as it unfolds. An inspiring theatrical love letter for increasingly uncivilized times.
10 performances sold out!
Press & Reviews
“As puppetmasters go, Mr. Burkett is a benevolent god: indelicate, a little poignant and kind of fantastic” —New York Times
“Joyous (and frequently raunchy) form of resistance…a ceremonial experience that’s very hard to capture in words” —Toronto Star
“Lively and raucous and tender and also a deeply longing work – longing for connection, for communication, for love, for safety, for ritual, for comfort…It was a wild ride that I’m glad I took, and commend to you as well” —Mooney on Theatre
“Burkett’s big innovation this time involves his use of the audience. This is a fully interactive and participatory experience” —Now Toronto
“Forget Me Not is a meditation on love, loss, connectivity and a heartfelt reminder of the power and symbolism of the written word, especially words of love” – Limelight Magazine (Australia)
“Beguiling, challenging and enchanting.” –Sydney Arts Guide
“We can’t tell you where you can see Ronnie Burkett’s next creation, but we will tell you that it’s something you won’t want to miss.” —The Georgia Straight
“Half the fun of the show is learning how to interact with it and follow Burkett’s directions. He is an intense performer, sometimes operating at a fever-pitch as he moves through the space during the nearly two-hour show, possessed by his own brand of marionette-mania.” – Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun
“The chance to commune with Burkett makes Forget Me Not an unmissable experience.” — Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight
“An evening filled with laughter, tears and pure artistic beauty” —Darren Cordeiro, Review Vancouver
“Ronnie Burkett is a phenomenal performer… There’s so much passion in his character voices and so much audacity and wit in his delivery that it’s hard to look away.” — Colin Thomas
“As always Burkett’s shows are poignant, questioning, raunchy, funny, sad, bewildering and honest… It’s all part of the Burkett magic. Enjoy.” — Monika Forberger, Entertainment Vancouver
“It’s poetic, funny, provoking, sad, happy and utterly mind blowing all at the same time.” — Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver
“Burkett himself is sort of a spirit-medium in his own right, a last bastion of poetic sentimentalism in a windowless, brutalist world.” — Lincoln Kaye, Vancouver Observer