Written by Trina Davies, The Trophy Hunt is at all five Fringes across Canada, where the play is making its “rolling world premiere”, but the casts are city-specific. In Victoria, where I saw it performed, the actors were impressive, but their three monologues felt less connected than one would expect in a cohesive show. It was also a physically uncomfortable show, with upside-down buckets and cushions as seats, and just a couple of rickety chairs for those who couldn’t manage the buckets. The three monologues showcase vastly different viewpoints on a safari-style hunt, but while the play is unfolding, the performances seem to blend together. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being talked at, rather than engaged, that makes The Trophy Hunt feel less effective than I had hoped.
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