By Joe Szek
Factory Theatre has billed ‘Bears’ as a multi-disciplinary adventure. I’ll go one step further and say that it became a thrilling theatrical experience of movement and voice for me thanks to playwright and director Matthew MacKenzie’s creative direction.
Floyd (Sheldon Elter) is the prime suspect in a workplace accident who flees through the Rockies to escape and evade the RCMP. On his journey west towards the Pacific, Floyd looks back on his childhood, meets some unlikely companions and is transformed by his experiences through nature and through the industrial expansion in his journey.