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Be a Man
Evidently, the members of the four-man Edmonton troupe RibbitRePublic sprinkle testosterone on their cereal, judging from the virile vitality on display in this collection of sketches. It starts with the guys trying to keep a ball in the air while singing a lusty rendition of Stan Rogers’ Barrett’s Privateers.
Nothing like locker-room musk to establish a multi-faceted view of masculinity.
It’s not all grunting troglodytes, although a quick sketch about a car that won’t start does fulfil that particular obligation.
Be a Man incorporates introspection (a young man recalls accompanying his girlfriend for an abortion), violence (a deconstruction of a street brawl) and rude comedy (the horrors of a medical examination for an STD).
Dreading a conversation about masculinity with your teen son? This engaging, briskly paced show might do the trick.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
The award-winning RibbitRePublic Theatre (BoyGroove, Grimmer than Grimm, House) returns to Winnipeg with the smash hit Be A Man - a series of powerful vignettes that explore every possible dynamic of the male sex from cars to sex, booze to sports, the sensitive and the testosterone-charged. Thought-provoking, compelling and hilarious, Be A Man is an unapologetic celebration of man-hood.
Director: Jon Paterson
Cast: Lorenzo Damiani, Tyler Girard, Antony Hall and Corey Schmitt
"Fearless, balls-out theatre that demands to be seen" 5 Stars - CBC Manitoba
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Under 14 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity
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