Written and Performed by Valerie Cotic
new best friend - Vancouver, BC
V.9 - School of Contemporary Dancers 
Everything changes. From celestial objects light years away to the cells in your body. It's inevitable, but that doesn't make it any less terrifying. As a massive star evolves and grows, Holly and Jane fall for each other, and Valerie unpacks her own real-life anxiety about dying. The cosmic echoes the atomic in this obituary for romances, supernovas and the fear of death itself. An ending doesn't always mean The End. 5 STARS “Cotic masterfully weaves the personal with the profound” - Theatre in London

Valerie Cotic

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Students


Parental Guidance

Warnings: Coarse language

Wed July 17 8:15 PM
Fri July 19 9:00 PM
Sat July 20 3:30 PM
Mon July 22 10:30 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Wed July 24 3:30 PM
Thu July 25 5:30 PM
Sat July 27 3:30 PM
Sun July 28 1:45 PM


new best friend—School of Contemporary Dancers

Another one woman show that comes across as a workshop piece. A basic concept that involves boxes that represent various things, including death, that she moves around and rearranges continually during the act. She was a very competent actress, smooth and at ease on stage and knew her lines flawlessly. I’m sure the concept was very deep and artsy, but didn’t grab me. The problem is there was no development of the unseen other character, or, more importantly, hers, which made me not want to care. If you are going to charge $12 to see one woman move boxes, it should be involving an actual move, unless you give me entertainment. Despite being well rested, I found my eyes glazing over. Nothing here made you feel, experience, laugh, or think, which is why people attend live performances. Don’t promise me “terror” and bring me indifference. At what part did this promised “terror” occur? I really wish I could be more kind, but with the quality of theatre out there, you need to bring it girl!

Lisa Campbell