Singer and actor Sharon Holmes shares her personal family crisis accompanied by a cellist in this interdisciplinary performance.
Should you see it?
It’s not often that you get to see an intimate, opera-punctuated performance like this at a Fringe Festival. Shannon Holmes, the artistic director of Sound in Motion Theatre in Montreal, delivers an emotional and intimate performance, both with beautiful vocals and an achingly honest monologue. In The Crook of Your Arm, Holmes breaks her family’s secrecy rules and talks about “it”; her mother’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. What follows is a heartbreaking 40 minutes as a daughter struggles with the loss of her mother, and a wife struggles with being abandoned by her husband in a time of need. Holmes is accompanied by Molly Aronson on the cello, and the two play off each other well. This is not a light piece, but there is definitely nothing else like it at the Frigid Festival.
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