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"They had the sold-out theatre in the palms of their hands and nearly rolling
on the floor with laughter. An absolute must-see!"
- Kirsten Rosenkrantz, Theatre in London
"A fast-paced sexy romp across the spectrum of human sexuality...Brader
is absolutely hilarious...Bartelse’s performance fluidly melds her physicality
with spirits so different you could swear she was channeling rather than
- The Beat Magazine
"Brader and Bartelse are consummately in-sync...touching, raw, funny,
poignant and honest!"
"Hilarious and poignant, CIRCLE is a cleverly staged show expertly
executed by two very talented actors!"
- Orlando Sentinel
"CIRCLE is hot...a sizzling sex comedy!"
- The Montreal Gazette
"Bartelse and Brader are versatile, daring performers who have a strong
rapport...sexy Christel Barlelse is a bit Julie-Andrews-gone-wild!"
- The Montreal Gazette
"Fun sexy comedy...Compelling...Hysterical...Hilarious!"
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"The eight unlikely couples in smoking hot CIRCLE show that you can’t
always get what you want, especially if what you want is to connect.
Dialogue so sharp, characters so momentarily real, I’m sure a few from
the audience checked their gmail history to make sure no one had access
to their real lives."
"CIRCLE delivers belly laughs from beginning to end...
Outstanding performances...Fast-paced, poignant, hilarious...a MUST-SEE!"
- Joe Belanger, The London Free Press
"CIRCLE is a frank look at the games people play while in pursuit of
orgasms, intimacy, power and human connection and it’s also very funny!"
- Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press
"This smart two-hander offers much more than cheap thrills…we discover
sex is rarely pure, and never simple…Bachner’s script is sometimes laugh
out loud funny, sometimes unsettling, but consistently thoughtful and
- Joff Schmidt, CBC
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SOLD OUT: WINNIPEG FRINGE
"This smart adult comedy by Suzanne Bachner played most fabulously by
Bob Brader and Christel Bartelse who are well matched and so polished...
CIRCLE moves as fast as a horny teenage boy's fingers, and the dialogue is
- Elizabeth Withey, Edmonton Journal
"Sexy yet disturbing...a steamy and thought-provoking play...fine comic
- Mike Ross, Edmonton Sun
"One of the best sexy shows I’ve seen at the festival in all my years...
hilarious, spectacular, polished, heartfelt...CIRCLE has you laughing the
entire time, and then subverts your expectations at the end with a dose of
reality that’s uncannily moving...CIRCLE is the sex show to see at the
Fringe this year!"
-Kevin Pennyfeather, Freelance Journalist
"CIRCLE is a rare thing for a Fringe festival. It’s a smart, sophisticated,
well-crafted two-hander...The writing - by New York director and
playwright Suzanne Bachner - is snappy and sophisticated, and the actors
do the clever script full justice...Christel Bartelse plays an impressive range
of characters...Bob Brader is a delight. His acting is flawless, and each
character is utterly believable...This ‘Sexy daisy-chain of sexy sex’, has
been selling out (for good reason) all across Canada this summer!"
-The Charlebois Post
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