For the Love of Pie

For the Love of Pie, written and directed by Melissa Paulson

For the Love of Pie is a one-woman show written, directed, and performed by Melissa Paulson. It tells the story of Georgia Peach, the ambitious pie chef who hopes to increase her fame by impressing her new producers on the season finale of the LoveNetworkFoodShow. Georgia's biggest fan is her little son Sylvester, a darling character that reminds us all about the wonderful freedom and innocence that many children have in their manners.

Paulson's performance has immense energy, with crisp and clean transitions between the two characters. Georgia, especially, has an over-the-top enthusiasm and vulnerability that are equally endearing and hilarious. The story is charming and funny, with plenty of heart-warming moments. Stick around after the performance, if you're lucky you might even receive a slice of pie! 

For the Love of Pie runs until June 22 at Espace 4001 (4001 Berri). Visit the Montreal Fringe Festival website for details and show times.