I was an usher at the Culture Lab in the Cultch Theatre April 17th 2017. The Play was an interesting one. In The Explanation (with Kevin MacDonald and Evan Frayne), two men who keep insisting they’re straight start to feel an unexpected attraction. After taking the tickets and welcoming everyone in I sit down the watch the play. The show starts, with a man standing on stage alone, who’s wearing a miniskirt and a wig. He looks at the audience for a long time and then says: “I’m a man. I’m straight. I just like to dress this way.” He’s one of two males in the play who are keep insisting they’re straight, while talking about their growing relationship. But they also seem to be forming a warmer and warmer bond, meeting at the downtown library one day, later going for coffee, and eventually heading out to a club on Davie Street.
I really enjoyed the play and there were many laughs during the show from everyone. I really saw myself in my own struggles many times during the show as well. One of the better thoughtful LGBTQ shows I’ve seen in Vancouver