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Centred in a seedy hotel room over the course of one evening, George F. Walker’s Adult Entertainment finds four sad, lonely and wretched people — two detectives, one public defender and one estranged wife — at the end of their tethers. Dark, funny and desperately bleak, if you’re looking for light fare, look elsewhere — Adult Entertainment isn’t a misnomer.

Of course, without a strong cast, the work would be as dismal as its characters and their potential (or eminent) downfalls, but thankfully this young Winnipeg quartet (Kristen Einarson, Akalu Meekis, Justin Otto and Liz Whitbread) grab the maggoty meat of the work and sink their canines in with glee. Though obviously much younger than the characters they portray, all four possess a maturity that belies their biological ages. They make Walker’s sex, blood and nicotine-soaked world a darkly glittering gem.

— Barb Stewart

 

From the Fringe program:

One of Toronto-born George F. Walker's greatest successes, this show is saturated in sex, smoke, and alcohol. A motel room never felt so crowded. Two big-city cops with lax ethics creating an outlandish mess; the laughter is in the despair. Have they buried the truth deep enough? Adult Entertainment was first produced by The Factory Theatre, Toronto in October 1997.

Director: Carly Gallant

Cast: Justin Otto, Akalu Meekis, Kristen Einarson, Elizabeth Whitbread

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers

Under 18 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity, Herbal Cigarettes

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