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Back Where we Started

Robo Productions, Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/7/2011 5:03 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/16/2011 3:02 PM | Updates

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Planetarium Auditorium (Venue 10), to Friday

The promised 60 minutes is actually a fun-filled 45 in Winnipeg playwright Robyn Slade’s two-handed rom-com. Slade’s Maggie wakes up to find herself mysteriously roped up with estranged boyfriend Bennett (Shelby Bond). It doesn’t take long for them to reveal their bonds — not to mention their bruises — are simply a metaphor for their tangled relationship.

If that seems an obvious device, Slade and Bond have fun with it, using the rope as an all-purpose prop on the clutter-free set as the two lovers explore what went wrong. The comfortable, well-timed comic repartee between the two actors is the tie that really binds the performance to the audience. Hollywood rom-coms should be half as funny as this.

— Randall King

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

A man and a woman wake up bound back to back - and right back to where they started. They soon learn that sometimes you're tied to your past, literally.

From the muffins who brought you Under The Door.

"Funny, touching …. Slade and Bond have a real spark" – Winnipeg Free Press 4 STARS

"Witty, poignant and very human script" – Uptown (A)

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 Matinees, Students, Seniors, Show up with your ex

Under 14 not admitted.

Warnings: Language, Non-linear storytelling

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Updated on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM CDT: Adds review

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