Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Sweet, classical clowning highlights this comedy, which is much lighter in content and time (45 minutes versus the stated 60 minutes) than the title and program descriptions suggest.
Xan Scott and her partner, Tom, make an engaging pair, and much of the show would be fantastic for kids. Only a few of the subjects tackled — botched suicide among them — take this into adult territory, and even then things are handled comically, with minimal nastiness.
The end result is entertaining but uneven, with some parts too slow-moving and childish for adults, and others too strong for kids.
The embarrassed-sounding little closing announcement by the pair that this was their first fringe show didn’t help matters either. But should Xanadoo Ink decide to pick one audience and go for it, they clearly have the talent to do better.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
A dark comedy about love,loss and the end of the world! Laugh along with our intrepid clowns in:
Taken – A daydreaming heroine fantasizes her way through the drama of unrequited love.
Upper Eastside Suicide – A dimming & desperate diva goes to drastic lengths for attention.
Not All Chickens Go to Heaven – A curbside preacher takes the crowd (and her chicken) on an absurd tale of redemption.
Director: Victoria Millard
Cast: Xan Scott, Tom Spangenberg
"In Upper Eastside Suicide, Scott and her partner shine as a comedy team" – Seattle Times
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors
Warnings: Subject Matter
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM CDT: