87% True: The Lies that Bind

About the Play

"Maybe if you'd embraced our proud Brezec heritage like I have, you wouldn't be so boring."

When their Grandma Brezec dies, estranged twins Orson and Ursula find out that one of them is adopted! Too bad Grandma couldn't remember which. Their inheritance at stake, the twins dig through the family history of legends, lies and sex - with bears. Well . . . depending who you ask.

"...we may claim certain of our stories, take them over, reshape them, put our own stamp on them, make them part of us instead of making ourselves part of them. We are always in conversation with them, one way or another." - from Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins by Elizabeth Stone

87% True: The Lies That Bind is a combination of comedy, story-telling, riveting Canadian agricultural history and speculation about bears. Unlike the last time Chris and Rose collaborated, Chris will not be required to wear ass-less leather pants in this show. The play carries a warning for distortions of fact, language and bears.

About the Twins

Chris Gilpin is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and slam poet in Vancouver. Rosemary Rowe is an up and coming queer playwright and blogger in Toronto. They met in high school in Edmonton, but haven't actually seen each other in over 3 years. So naturally, they're co-writing (long distance) and playing estranged twins (close proximity) in a show that will tour four Fringe Festivals (Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Vancouver) this summer. And they'll be driving this truck. Jealous?

And if that isn't awesome enough, they will be blogging the whole thing. To find out more about the twins, for example, that they're not REALLY twins, visit their biographies.