Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review: (Winnipeg) Wanderlust (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

The Voyage Homeby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianThere is a peculiar phenomenon familiar to Winnipeggers who endeavour to travel elsewhere for any length of time--a kind of invisible bungee co…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Red Wine, French Toast, and The Best Sex You Ever Had (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Visible Figuresby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianWhen I opened up the programme for Red Wine, French Toast, and the Best Sex You've Ever Had before the show and read the preamble by director/c…

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Review: (Montreal) Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes by The Charlebois Post

Smiling for 75 minutesby Chad Dembski@surpriseperformUntil two years ago I had barely heard of Mike Birbiglia other than he was one of the many stand- up comics from New York. Then I saw his…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Nothing Serious (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Thrice the Frustrationby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianBefore seeing Nothing Serious, I was unfamiliar with the work of New York playwright Rich Orloff, but there is seriously nothing in the …

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: (Winnipeg) Significant Me (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

It's Not Me, It's Meby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianSignificant Me is a relatively rare phenomenon at the Fringe: a straightforward sequel to Christel Bartelse's previous show ONEymoon, seen…

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Review: (Winnipeg) ChubRub Cabaret (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Go Big or Go Homeby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianCriticism of a show about accepting yourself just the way you are seems unfair.I could say that some of the members (Ray Eskritt,  Melis…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: (Winnipeg) Eurosmash! (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Rock Bang!by Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianAnyone who has seen a concert by German siblings Astrid and Otto Rot (the alter egos of Australian non-siblings Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias)…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Executing Justice (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Hatred on Trialby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianThere hasn't been an execution in Canada since a double hanging on December 11, 1962, but Bill Pats takes us into a hypothetical Canadian futur…

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: (Toronto / Dance) Red Light, Green Light by The Charlebois Post

Red Light… just Red Lightby Jason BookerRecall the children’s game, Red Light Green Light, where everyone creeps forward while IT has their back turned? DNA Theatre’s Hillar Liitoja do…

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Review: (Winnipeg) The Surprise (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Expectations and Separationsby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianFor all that The Surprise (as the title suggests) concerns itself with how to confront something astonishing when it comes at you …

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Review: (Winnipeg) Fake News Fangirl (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Fingerby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianThere are a lot of facts in Senior Fandom Correspondent Sharilyn Johnson's solo memoir at Venue 17 (The Fighting 17th!) about…

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: (Winnipeg) One Man Back To The Future (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Where We're Going, We Don't Need RoadsWhen this baby hits 88 miles per hour...by Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianBack to the Future is my favourite movie.As such, I could've been a really tough…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Undress Me (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Taking It Privateby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianKevin P. Gabel writes and performs the role of Julian in Undress Me, and he has obviously put in a lot of work getting to the emotional core …

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: (Toronto) Wolf Sounds by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Biserka Livaja)Howl at Thisby Jason BookerWolf Sounds: howling, sign of territory, pack behaviour, isolation, identity and independence. All these themes briefly come to light in a…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Crumbs (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

The Truth Shall Set You Freeby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianStephen Sim and Lee White are Winnipeg Fringe Festival institutions, having performed as CRUMBS at every Fringe since 1998. (In fa…

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Review: (Winnipeg) Roller Derby Saved My Soul (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Be Your Own Heroby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianTo the best of my knowledge, Buffy Summers is never seen wearing roller skates.Neither is Ellen Ripley or Princess Leia Organa, but Amy (playw…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: (Vancouver) Legally Blonde by The Charlebois Post

Light and fluffy and totally entertainingTUTS remount isn’t perfect, but it’s still fun to watchby Chris Lane@chrislanetweetsJust in case you thought the movie wasn’t campy enough, Leg…

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Review: (Vancouver) Shrek by The Charlebois Post

Catch the Funby Jay CattersonThe 2014 season of Theatre Under the Stars went off with a rousing start last Tuesday with the opening of Shrek: The Musical, based on the hit DreamWorks Animati…

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Review: (Winnipeg) The Cockwhisperer - A Love Story (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

A Long, Hard Learning Processby Edgar Governo@pseudohistorianWhen Nicholas Evans first wrote The Horse Whisperer and brought that term into the public consciousness, I'm sure he never imagin…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Keir Cutler on the "I'm A Genius" Syndrome, Part III by The Charlebois Post

"I'm a Genius" Syndrome - Part IIIby Keir CutlerThis is my third look at the “I’m a Genius” Syndrome.  In the first two instalments I looked at how various artists can see themsel…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: (Toronto) The Summer Spectacular (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Walking Through The Mirrorby Jason BookerSmall Wooden Shoe, one of the big daddies of indie theatre in Toronto, has a show in the Fringe. Well, outside the normal Fringe venues. Well, outdoo…

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Review: (Toronto) No Chance In Hell - A Musical (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

When Hell Is Heavenby joel fishbane@joelfishbaneAs irreverent as it is entertaining, No Chance in Hell - A New Musical succeeds in being something that’s all too rare these days: a musical…

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Review: (Toronto) Birdy (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Circumstance and Emotionsby joel fishbane@joelfishbaneSombre and serious right from the start, Birdy, written and performed by Karie Richards, is a one-woman show that dives headfirst into i…

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Review: (Toronto) Baker's Dozen (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Beyond the Puppet Peopleby Jessica YenBaker's Dozen is a fun one-man puppet show that delightfully pokes fun at the justice system. A jury has been assembled to determine whether the Bu…

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Review: (Toronto) Strapless (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

More Than Just the Jiggleby Dena Jackson@DeenDawgI was delighted when I found out that I was going to see Strapless during the Toronto Fringe Festival this year. As an ex-West coaster, I was…

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Review: (Toronto) Titus Andronicus by The Charlebois Post

Sean Dixon (photo by David Hou)PG Titus? It’s Fine; Your Kids are Watching Game of Thrones Anywayby Spencer MalthousePersonally, I think there’s a benefit to exposing family audienc…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: (Toronto) She's Black, He's Jewish, They're Married...Oy vey! by The Charlebois Post

Food, Fucking, and Forgiveness...at the Fringeby Beat RiceMarried interracial couple Hassan and Epstein, claim to have the most successful marriage in the United States of America. (They are…

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Review: (Toronto) A Simple Twist Of Faith (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Twistedby Jason BookerStaged in and around a synagogue in Kensington Market, A Simple Twist of Faith needs a few more twists. This show, a two person song cycle about a Jewish soldier in WWI…

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Review: (Toronto) A Bicycle Built For Two (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Is Funny, Sweet, Endearing Enough?by Beat RiceThe tandem bicycle. A perfect symbol for marriage. After all, it takes two to make it work. A Bicycle Built for Two is a light-hearted…

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Review: (Toronto) You Detective (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Sillinessby Beat RiceYou Detective is an improv sketch comedy starring Evan Arppe, Eric Miinch, and Josh Murray, in which two competing detectives begin to investigate the kidnapping of Toro…

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Review: (Toronto) As You Like It by The Charlebois Post

Chris Hunter, Sean Dixon, Amy Rutherford  (photo by David Hou)We’re all just Playing in the Forestby Spencer MalthouseThere is something decidedly pleasant about watching a play set i…

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