Pochsy IV

Pochsy IV

Written & Performed by Karen Hines

Come into my taxi car, A Pontiac whose driver cares, It’s candy flossy pink inside, An Uber to nowhere…
Pochsy IV

Theatre Network presents a Keep Frozen production


Written & Performed by Karen Hines

“You’d call the show an hallucination if hallucinations were as expertly constructed as Pochsy IV. Or maybe a nightmare if nightmares were as funny.”
Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

“Wildly funny and insightful… nothing short of riveting.”
-Savannah Parker, Edmonton Journal

Part stand-up comedy, part otherworldly ocean cruise, this high-performance satire comes to you from the makers of Mump & Smoot.

Pochsy used to work at Mercury Packers. Where she packed mercury. Now Mercury Packers has moved its operations offshore. Join Pochsy as she says goodbye to her industrial past and wins a 5-star cruise to the calm clear centre of the sea. Take a peek through Pochsy’s thick-lashed eyes as she is enchanted by glittering water creatures, friendly stewards, premium dining and the upgrade of all upgrades.

Comedy. Not for children.

Written & Performed by Karen Hines

Directed by Michael Kennard

Clunic Consultation by John Turner

Assistant Directed by Alexandra Dawkins

Set & Lighting Design by Sandi Somers

Composition & Sound Design by Chantal Vitalis

Co-Producer Dianne Goodman

Production Dramaturg Blake Brooker

Production Associate, Sound Programming, & Social Media Kate Pallesen

Additional Sounds Richard Feren

Costume Consultant Justin Miller aka Pearle Harbour

Tue Oct 17-Sun Nov 5
Tuesdays through Saturdays @ 8 PM
Sundays @ 2 PM

Previews: Tue Oct 17 & Wed Oct 18 @ 8 PM
Opening Night: Thu Oct 19 @ 8PM
2-for-1 Tuesdays: Tue Oct 24 & 31 @ 8 PM
The Roxy Theatre:
Nancy Power Theatre

Run Time 75 minutes
incl. $1.00-$2.00 fee

Macabre brilliance is Hines’ keynote and dark satire is her specialty.

Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

Karen Hines’ Pochsy, the crown princess of narcissism, has become one of the little gems of Canadian theatre, an unforgettable character steeped in equal measures of honey and acid.

Robert Crew, Toronto Star

This apocalyptic vision of Clara Bow and Betty Boop … is the most intriguing female creation to hit the stage in a long time…

Valerie Gregory, Edmonton Sun

Hilarious and harrowing…A walking, singing, dancing embodiment of designer nihilism … Her comedy has the rare ability to make you laugh while feeling queasy.

— Jill Lawless, NOW Magazine