“Medeiros, who is the founder and artistic director of Naked Goddess, read the play years ago. ‘I thought it was a really sweet, heartwarming story, and I loved the dynamic between the two characters, who are lonely and have shut themselves off and come together,’ she said.” —The Vancouver Sun
“From Edmonton to Vancouver to Toronto and back to Vancouver, Andrew is thrilled to finally call the West Coast his home until he moves again. While he’s here, he’s having a blast learning how to dance in this delightful play, Dancing Lessons!” —Vancouver Presents
“I have a nephew on the spectrum and I am very familiar with it, and Andrew has a best friend so he’s also involved with that. And our Costume Designer Ella’s brother has Asperger’s and she says that [Andrew Coghlan]’s performance is spot on and reminds her so much of her brother.” —Interview with Sandra Mederios on CiTR’s Dave Radio (15:23 mark)
“Ever’s character arc is clearer and more dramatic. His changes and his victory over himself are substantial. Coughlan does what appeared to me to be a wonderful job capturing Ever’s distinctive vocal and physical mannerisms, his severe discomfort and burning desire to be able to behave, in certain circumstances, more ‘normally.’” —Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays
“Dancing Lessons could go so wrong but [with] Naked Goddess Productions, under the always thoughtful direction of Sarah Rodgers, gets it right. … There is a breakthrough moment in Dancing Lessons that has the audience holding its breath. And then relaxing. It’s beautiful and it gets better. And funnier.” —Jo Ledingham
Dancing Lessons runs October 3-20 at the Jericho Arts Centre, located at 1675 Discovery Street. Buy tickets now, or purchase tickets to this show and two more Theatre Wire Package shows and save 20% on your tickets. Choose tickets to 6 or more shows and save 30%. Tickets are automatically discounted when added to your cart. Check out all the shows that are part of the Theatre Wire Package and read up on how the Package works here.