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Almost an Evening

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Almost an Evening actually provides quite an evening. Several powerhouse performances from this Winnipeg troupe bring life to a collection of writings by Ethan Coen, Academy Award winner and co-creator of Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

The seven playlets, loosely tied together with the theme of hell, have the mark of a Coen brother: they’re funny without trying. Unfortunately, the evening starts with the weakest piece by far — good performances, bad play — then builds to a crescendo with a debate between duelling gods: one a judgemental god, the other a loving god. The cast, especially William Jordan, uses an array of accents to great effect. Photographer James Van Niekerk’s storytelling through slideshows adds a surprising element.

— Julie Carl

From the Fringe program:

It's full steam ahead for Naughty Sailboat EMTC ("Kafka in Love" 4 STARS, "August Strindberg's Flying Circus" 4 STARS) as they mount a series of short plays written by Academy Award winner Ethan Coen, co-creator of Fargo and The Big Lebowski.

Duelling gods, bungled espionage and oddly existential waiting rooms blend into a darkly hilarious almost evening that will leave urbane theatre goers happily hungry.

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 90 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for If you are sporting a toga.

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