Canoe Theatre Festival guest blogger Mike Hudema shares his thoughts (and haikus!) on Send in the Girls Burlesque‘s presentation of run-away smash hit Tudor Queens. Catch the Queens in their finale Canoe performance on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30pm at C103.
naked ladies dance
as the fat king whacks it off
towards the light now
The Tudor Queens, a remount of the Fringe hit by Send in the Girls Burlesque is nothing short of theatre brilliance. Sassy, fun, sexy on the one hand, poignant, polished, and dramatic on the other, Tudor Queens is a great blend of theatre, dance, politics and history. Each character is carefully developed. The story a great blend of history, engaging dialogue and sensual sauciness. The Tudor Queens is a play that should not be missed. It hits every emotional level and leaves you just wanting more.
On a scale of one to the Queen of England Tudor Queens is the Edge of Glory.
Mike Hudema is a long time member of the Canadian progressive scene. He was part of a motley band of activists that took to the streets of Quebec City for the FTAA protests, slept on the steps of the legislature to protest rising tuition rates when he was President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union, and occupied Anne McLellan’s office to defeat Canada’s anti-terrorism legislation. In his spare time he used to co-host CJSR’s alternative news program Rise Up: Radio Free Edmonton and co-wrote books like the recently published “An Action a Day Keeps Global Capitalism Away.”
Mike worked in San Francisco for 3 years for the Peace and Human Right organization Global Exchange on a corporate campaign with the Ruckus Society and the Rainforest Action Network targeting the auto industry. He currently works for Greenpeace as the Climate and Energy Campaigner focusing on stopping the tar sands, the largest industrial project on the face of the planet and bringing about a green job future. He is also a climb trainer with the Ruckus Society.