The Bunker
Written & Performed by Johanna Burdon & Kevin P. Gabel
Empty Sea Company - Winnipeg, MB
 www.emptyseacompany.wixsite.com/emptysea
V.30 - Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts 
A man. A woman. A bunker. The apocalypse.
One hundred feet underground, a man and a woman navigate their new status as the last two people on Earth. What do you do when you're locked in a bunker with the same person for the rest of your life? How do you spend your time? How do you stay sane? What if you f***ing hate each other?
Written and performed by Johanna Burdon (Mars One — 5 STARS, CBC; Sold Out — 4 STARS, Winnipeg Free Press) and Kevin P. Gabel (Undress Me — 4 STARS, Calgary Herald; Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes — 4 STARS, CBC).

Cast:
Kevin P. Gabel & Johanna Burdon

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Mild language, sexual content
Thu July 20 9:15 PM
Fri July 21 9:00 PM
Sat July 22 7:15 PM
Sun July 23 1:00 PM
Tue July 25 6:15 PM
Wed July 26 5:30 PM
Thu July 27 7:00 PM
Fri July 28 11:00 PM
Sat July 29 6:00 PM
Sun July 30 1:00 PM

The Bunker

Empty Sea Company—Platform Centre

This is a small venue so get here early as it sold out fast. There’s also no air conditioning in a small room with lots of people, so water and personal fans are very beneficial. It almost feels like a bunker in here, being tight, cramped, and hot (although we find out that bunker temperature is a nice 21C).

If the world is about to end, what would you do?  Would you want to be one of a handful of people to survive?  Even if it means being locked in a room underground for two years?  Eating beans for every meal?  What would the world be like after you get out?  Would you care or would claustrophobia chase you out, even if you’re not sure if it’s safe?  What would it be like to spend the time in there?  How would your relationships evolve?  What would you miss the most?

This show gives you the answer to some of those questions, and many more. Even if you don’t care about any of the philosophical questions, just sit back and watch the play. The actors do a great job holding you spellbound for the next hour.

My only criticism lies with the audio: you cannot discern the vocals well, ranging from OK to unintelligible. The audio from the computer is critical from the outcome and the troupe needs to improve the system/speakers so the audience can follow the plot.

Ray Yuen