Written & Performed by Savanna Harvey
Pretentious Productions - Edmonton, AB
V.11 - Red River College Roblin Centre 
Cells in a petri dish. A scientist. A ghost. A laboratory mouse. We are on a journey to see what can't be seen. We are on a quest to find truth in the dark. An experiment in performance, Shadowlands explores truth, knowledge, time and love on a stage obscured in almost total darkness. The play is part of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals tour and will also be presented in the Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Savanna Harvey

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

No Warnings
Thu July 20 1:45 PM
Fri July 21 7:15 PM
Sun July 23 12:00 PM
Mon July 24 5:15 PM
Tue July 25 10:45 PM
Thu July 27 3:30 PM
Fri July 28 9:00 PM
Sun July 30 1:45 PM


Pretentious Productions—Red River College

The performer tells you off the start that you won’t know what’s going on for the first half of the play—and she’s bang on. The way the stage looks, you think you need to be front-centre to get a good vantage, but that’s not true. If you arrive later, you’ll be fine sitting on the flanks (everyone crowded in on this show and it was quite squishy in the front section with lots of empty seats on the sides).

In true Fringe spirit, you sit with the thought of “what’s going on?” Although the segments have nothing to do with each other, they all grip you in different ways. As the plot evolves, you see the similarities come together, but you still have no idea how this will come together (or if it will, in Fringe tradition).

Everything eventually ties together nicely and delivers a tragic story. You walk away with good satisfaction that a thoughtful story’s been told. I love the way that Savanna Harvey put this together and tied up all the loose ends. I never would have guessed the primordial goo’s role and the “pet’s” imitation is very convincing (being a former experimental scientist).

Not many people in the chairs tonight—this show deserves more. Come see it—it’s a great show.

Ray Yuen