Everybody, everybody, get down, get down now – to the Club Saw gallery on Nicholas Street to watch The Necromerchant's Payment; Ottawa's Repo! The Genetic Opera shadowcast. If you haven't yet experienced being inside a movie, then you need to see this one-of-a-kind show.
It's hard to describe the performance without giving too much away - trust me, you'll want to go in fresh. Part of what makes The Necromerchant's Payment cast so fantastic is that every show is just a little bit different; there's always something new. Each time you visit, you might be watching the same movie, but you'll be never see the exact same thing twice.
I'll warn you now though: this show, much like zydrate, is highly addictive.
And... what was that? My favourite part of the Repo! Shadowcast, you ask? Audience participation. Anyone can get a bunch of people to sit still in chairs and watch what's happening in front of them. The cast of The Necromerchant's Payment brings not only the movie, but the audience to life as they actively encourage the crowd to sing along, get up on the stage, dance, and of course, shout inappropriate comments at the screen.