The Life Henri
Written & Performed by Adam Bailey
Still Your Friend - Toronto, ON
 www.stillyourfriend.com
V.27 - Dragon Arts Collective 
4 STARS "Lovely and Entertaining" - VUE Weekly, Edmonton
Visit Paris, the City of Lights, with the whimsical and critically acclaimed Adam Bailey (Adam Bailey is on Fire). Examine the life of painter Henri Rousseau and his contemporaries, Monet, Picasso and Dali, in one of the zaniest, most improbable journeys to success the world has to offer.
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Cast:
Adam Bailey

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Mild language
Wed July 19 8:00 PM
Thu July 20 4:00 PM
Fri July 21 10:30 PM
Sat July 22 6:45 PM
Sun July 23 7:45 PM
Mon July 24 7:00 PM
Tue July 25 5:45 PM
Wed July 26 9:30 PM
Thu July 27 4:00 PM
Fri July 28 5:00 PM
Sat July 29 10:30 PM
Sun July 30 6:45 PM

The Life Henri

Still Your Friend—Dragon Arts Collective

For a while, we weren’t sure if we were talking about Henri, or Carrie, or Monet—I have very fond memories of Monet from the museum in Paris and it was quite a tease before we moved into the life of Henri Rousseau.  Who? Yeah, that’s what I thought for a while too.

Normally, biographies focus on true heroes and great accomplishments—this one continues to zoom in on deficiencies and short-comings of the protagonist! Through the presentation, I couldn’t grow to like the main character, leaving me to wonder why presenter Bailey chose Rousseau in the first place!

In the end, Bailey’s an accomplished speaker; coupled with some giggles, this is a show well worth seeing.

Warning:  this venue requires 45 steps up several flights of stairs—the strong air conditioning provides a nice reward after your ascent.

Ray Yuen