Shameless anachronisms, timeless moral dilemmas and loincloths

WhatsOn Jul 05, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Dress up in the fashion of 10,000 B.C. and you’ll get a few stares when you walk around Sam Lawrence Park.

But that’s okay, says Kimberly Jonasson, one of the stars of “Cave 10” as she promotes the play before this year’s Fringe Festival. 

“I love acting,” says the east Mountain resident, who plays Zeel. “I love every bit of the process of bringing a show to the stage.

“But I think with Cave 10 there has never been this amount of fun … For some reason this doesn’t feel like work.”

Cave 10 tells the story of Grog (played by Jamie Taylor), a lonely caveman, who is sent on a dangerous quest by ‘gods’ who are not what they seem.

Along the way, the primitive hero is blindsided by villains, thieves, shameless musical numbers and hot cave ladies, says Francesca Brugnano, the writer, director and producer of Cave 10.

“I like to describe the show as an off-colour fable. It definitely has a story behind the story and it’s something I want to have the audience talking about when they leave — as well as laughing about the loin cloths and the uni-brows.”

Brugnano won’t give away the plot, but the moral of the story essentially comes down to trusting your own humanity and not letting other people tell you what to do.

Cave 10 is part of the 12th Hamilton Fringe Festival, which features 40 companies presenting 300 performances — musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas and family entertainment — over 11 days in downtown Hamilton.

The show starts tonight (Thursday) and runs until July 25 at Hamilton Theatre Inc., 140 MacNab Street North. For tickets, see cave10.com.

Brugnano is a St. Thomas More graduate who has been working the past few years to showcase her playwriting talent.

Last year, she won the The HamilTEN Festival audience favourite award for “Future Tense.” This year, the same show won an award at the Six Women Playwriting Festival in Colorado Springs.

Cave 10, however, is the first play she ever wrote. She also wrote all the lyrics and music.

“It took until now to find the right people, with the right kind of guts,” says Brugnano.

“I’m very proud of it and I’m really proud of this awesome cast.”

Shameless anachronisms, timeless moral dilemmas and loincloths

Cave 10 brings 10,000-year-old laughs to Hamilton Fringe Festival

WhatsOn Jul 05, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Dress up in the fashion of 10,000 B.C. and you’ll get a few stares when you walk around Sam Lawrence Park.

But that’s okay, says Kimberly Jonasson, one of the stars of “Cave 10” as she promotes the play before this year’s Fringe Festival. 

“I love acting,” says the east Mountain resident, who plays Zeel. “I love every bit of the process of bringing a show to the stage.

“But I think with Cave 10 there has never been this amount of fun … For some reason this doesn’t feel like work.”

It definitely has a story behind the story and it’s something I want to have the audience talking about when they leave — as well as laughing about the loin cloths and the uni-brows.

Cave 10 tells the story of Grog (played by Jamie Taylor), a lonely caveman, who is sent on a dangerous quest by ‘gods’ who are not what they seem.

Along the way, the primitive hero is blindsided by villains, thieves, shameless musical numbers and hot cave ladies, says Francesca Brugnano, the writer, director and producer of Cave 10.

“I like to describe the show as an off-colour fable. It definitely has a story behind the story and it’s something I want to have the audience talking about when they leave — as well as laughing about the loin cloths and the uni-brows.”

Brugnano won’t give away the plot, but the moral of the story essentially comes down to trusting your own humanity and not letting other people tell you what to do.

Cave 10 is part of the 12th Hamilton Fringe Festival, which features 40 companies presenting 300 performances — musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas and family entertainment — over 11 days in downtown Hamilton.

The show starts tonight (Thursday) and runs until July 25 at Hamilton Theatre Inc., 140 MacNab Street North. For tickets, see cave10.com.

Brugnano is a St. Thomas More graduate who has been working the past few years to showcase her playwriting talent.

Last year, she won the The HamilTEN Festival audience favourite award for “Future Tense.” This year, the same show won an award at the Six Women Playwriting Festival in Colorado Springs.

Cave 10, however, is the first play she ever wrote. She also wrote all the lyrics and music.

“It took until now to find the right people, with the right kind of guts,” says Brugnano.

“I’m very proud of it and I’m really proud of this awesome cast.”

Shameless anachronisms, timeless moral dilemmas and loincloths

Cave 10 brings 10,000-year-old laughs to Hamilton Fringe Festival

WhatsOn Jul 05, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Dress up in the fashion of 10,000 B.C. and you’ll get a few stares when you walk around Sam Lawrence Park.

But that’s okay, says Kimberly Jonasson, one of the stars of “Cave 10” as she promotes the play before this year’s Fringe Festival. 

“I love acting,” says the east Mountain resident, who plays Zeel. “I love every bit of the process of bringing a show to the stage.

“But I think with Cave 10 there has never been this amount of fun … For some reason this doesn’t feel like work.”

It definitely has a story behind the story and it’s something I want to have the audience talking about when they leave — as well as laughing about the loin cloths and the uni-brows.

Cave 10 tells the story of Grog (played by Jamie Taylor), a lonely caveman, who is sent on a dangerous quest by ‘gods’ who are not what they seem.

Along the way, the primitive hero is blindsided by villains, thieves, shameless musical numbers and hot cave ladies, says Francesca Brugnano, the writer, director and producer of Cave 10.

“I like to describe the show as an off-colour fable. It definitely has a story behind the story and it’s something I want to have the audience talking about when they leave — as well as laughing about the loin cloths and the uni-brows.”

Brugnano won’t give away the plot, but the moral of the story essentially comes down to trusting your own humanity and not letting other people tell you what to do.

Cave 10 is part of the 12th Hamilton Fringe Festival, which features 40 companies presenting 300 performances — musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas and family entertainment — over 11 days in downtown Hamilton.

The show starts tonight (Thursday) and runs until July 25 at Hamilton Theatre Inc., 140 MacNab Street North. For tickets, see cave10.com.

Brugnano is a St. Thomas More graduate who has been working the past few years to showcase her playwriting talent.

Last year, she won the The HamilTEN Festival audience favourite award for “Future Tense.” This year, the same show won an award at the Six Women Playwriting Festival in Colorado Springs.

Cave 10, however, is the first play she ever wrote. She also wrote all the lyrics and music.

“It took until now to find the right people, with the right kind of guts,” says Brugnano.

“I’m very proud of it and I’m really proud of this awesome cast.”