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A woman, her boyfriend, and the man who allegedly molested her. Funny, touching, and emotionally compelling as each person describes their experience around the event. From the writer/director of The Dance Teacher, a fringe 2016 favourite, this story asks when is something No Big Deal.


On her way to an audition, a young actress is touched by a man on a bus. Her boyfriend brushes it off as no big deal but no matter how she tries to approach coming to terms with what happened she is unable to share his sentiments causing strain for the young couple. There is another side to this, though, and that is the side of her perpetrator; what does he think happened, does he feel responsible?


No Big Deal explores themes of consent, assault, education (or the lack-there-of) and gazpacho.


Will be performed at the Havana theatre during fringe 2017.


ADVISORY: This play deals with the subject of sexual assault. Representations of assault are presented in descriptive format. The assault presented is considered “minor”.

Fringe Preview Show

Fri.    September 1st  9:00 - 10:00PM

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@ Havana Theatre

1212 Commercial Drive

Fringe Dates

Thu.  September 7th  6:00 - 7:00PM -- HALF PRICE

Sat.   September 9th   1:15 - 2:15PM

Sun.  September 10th 4:00 - 5:00PM

Mon. September 11th 9:00 - 10:00PM

Wed. September 13th 9:00 - 10:00PM

Fri.    September 15th 7:15 - 8:15PM

Sat.   September  16th 8:00 - 9:00PM 

@ Havana Theatre

1212 Commercial Drive


Lesli Brownlee as the woman

Lesli Brownlee is a Vancouver based actor and writer. Acting credits include Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Neil LaBute’s Some Girls, and Smallville. She is a graduate of The WDC and Capilano University.  She is the recipient of the Sandra Isabel McArthur Prize for Poetry and The Dorothy E. Gould Literature Scholarship. Her poetry and fiction have been published in the Liar and she is a contributor to Bread Magazine. She recently completed The Playwright Theatre Centre’s Block A and is in process of revising her second play Jungle Jungle Whatever.

Justin Anthony as her boyfriend

Justin is an Alberta-born artist and alumni of the Arts Club Actor’s Intensive. His favourite roles to date are Eugene in Brighton Beach Memoirs and the title character of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Most recently he appeared in Fighting Chance Production’s Canadian Premiere for Now or Later by Christopher Shinn. Justin’s proudest endeavour thus far is as co-writer/producer and actor in the Leo Award nominated sci-fi action film (now web series) Soldiers of Earth. He is represented by da Costa Talent.

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Henry Beasely as the perpetrator

Henry is a graduate of Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Program and is thrilled to be a part of Tomo Suru’s production of No Big Deal at The Fringe 2017. An Ovation Award winner and CTC Award Nominee, Henry has worked across BC with companies such as Gateway Theatre, Newman & Wright, and most recently Vancouver Opera. If you happen to be in Chemainus this summer, catch him as Peter in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. When not on the stage, Henry can often be found writing, playing music, or cooking. Enjoy the show!

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