One of the top 6 grossing plays of the Toronto Fringe
*****Goring plays the woman to perfection…I’m willing to bet you’ll be as dazzled as I was. Be there. -THE TORONTO STAR
A SATIRE It's Susan's wedding day Unfortunately she's dead, and everyone knows it-but Susan. She's one stubborn bride. Susan's determined to enjoy her nuptials despite her untimely demise. But who's the woman in patent-leather hot pants giving the story a happily-ever after ending?
2002 VANCOUVER FRINGE COWICHAN FRINGE 2001 ROYAL ST. GEORGE COLLEGE, TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL *Script available at the Toronto Fringe Festival Play library WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY Victoria Goring DIRECTED BY Adam Nashman MUSIC WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY Clayton Jeffrey / Christian Prohom The Tetris Song - Video Excerpt from the play "Sooz" Sooz received critical praise and one of the highest attendance rates of the 2001 Toronto Fringe Festival. This one-woman show is accompanied by a live musician. Universally appealing, Sooz is especially appealing to women 35-50, and a younger adult crowd of both sexes. Running under one hour, Sooz can be expanded in length for a mainstage production. Originally set outdoors, Sooz can easily be adapted to an indoor venue, or staged outside a theatre for a unique setting.
The setting: a garden outside a church. A lovely bride stumbles towards her guests, the audience. Is Susan late for her wedding? Not only that, but she's sporting a nasty fatal head wound which she brushes aside like all ‘negative thoughts': This bride is determined to live out her happily-ever-after ending. And so begins a satirical look at the life of the happiness obsessed modern bride.
At the moment Susan is taking her final gasp the play turns on itself and a new character replaces the old. The bride is replaced by the bridesmaid turned sexed-up entrepreneur; sentiment is replaced by salesmanship, but the fixation on a happy ending remains the same.
We find out that the bride's today actually occurred ten years ago, brought to us by modern technology designed to preserve memory long past “‘till death do we part”. And so the audience is left to contemplate how valuable memory is, and to what lengths they would go to ensure their own happily-ever-after-ending.