Joe: The Perfect Man
is an original comedy created by and starring Toronto comedian Rachelle Elie. Directed/Dramaturged by Adam Lazarus and Mike Kennard of Mump & Smoot acted as creative collaborator on this exciting project.
After losing his job Joe’s passion to play all the lead roles in “The Scottish Play” explodes to the surface. Soon after he stumbles upon a “Macbeth Open Call Audition” and sees it as his one chance to fulfill his destiny. Through ridiculous failures and missed attempts at brilliance he stumbles through the opportunity of a lifetime. A non-stop, uproarious, roller coaster ride through conformity, rebellion and Macbeth.
SEE MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 LIST AT EDMONTON FRINGE 2006!!
JOE: The Perfect Man–Go with the flow and allow Joe to open your eyes. Rachelle Elie celebrates creativity and the poignant comedy that is live. SEE Magazine, Edmonton
“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.” Edmonton Sun-Colin MacLean
“Joe turns failure into a miraculous spectacle…some of the most fun you’ll have in theatre all year!” Eye Magazine-Toronto
“… this gorgeous clown-based show packs huge rewards, both comedic and emotional, as it builds to a heartrending denouement.” SEE Magazine, Edmonton
“Toronto’s Rachelle Elie pulls together a smart and satisfying one-woman show that momentarily makes us forget the dross of the realm.” Edmonton Journal
“ …there was pure anarchy unfolding right there on stage, and it was brilliant.”
VUE weekly, Edmonton
“A delightful absurdist comedy with hilarious audience participation.” Uptown Magazine, Winnipeg.
“Elie has created a classic character, one who’s as funny and memorable as the best SCTV or Saturday Night Live creations.” Times Colonist,Victoria.
“Toronto’s Rachelle Elie pulls together a smart and satisfying one-woman show that momentarily makes us forget the dross of the realm. “-The Edmonton Journal
“There are the requisite moments of poignancy, which Elie also handles with skill.
“Joe: The Perfect Man, featuring some of the most fun you’ll have in a theatre all year.” – Eye Magazine
“writer/performer Elie draws on the clowning tradition to portray moments of hurt and disappointment that are as affecting as the funny ones.” –The Ottawa Citizen
Jerry’s Top 10 to see at the Fringe –The Province,Vancouver.
“Elie has created a classic character, one who’s as funny and memorable as the best SCTV or Saturday Night Live creations.” –Times Colonist 2006
“incredibly comedic show with a powerful performance of the famous monologue “Out Out Brief Candle…” -The Ubyssey Online
“It’s a testament to Elie’s skills as a writer and performer that a show with such a sad central figure is this funny.”-Times Colonist 2006.
“Elie’s Joe is heartbreaking, hilarious,and pathetic, and she physically inhabits this tragiccomic character with eerily delightful ease.”-Uptown Magazine
“At several points, there was pure anarchy unfolding right there on stage, and it was brilliant.”–Vue weekly
“Rachelle Elie plays Joe, and she does it without fear” –Vue weekly