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Better Looking Boys
“We did gay better than anyone else,” says a depressed and lonely Mark, one of a quartet of gay men grappling with the closet and with aging beyond the hot, young party boys adored by gay culture.
This remount of a 1997 fringe hit is lots of campy, soap-opera, love-triangle fun, but it also has something to say about middle age, the evolution of monogamous relationships and the city’s slightly incestuous gay community. Particularly smart are the gym scenes between Steve (Gian Navarro) and Troy (Evan Mackie), two straight-acting gay men trying to suss each other out.
Mackie’s Troy is the odd standout. His slight woodenness kind of works as the closeted sports-fan plumber and he gets a lot of laughs. Also bitchy fun is Kenneth Jackson as the “fabulous River Heights homosexual” who is watching his perfect life falter.
— Mary Agnes Welch
From the Fringe program:
The updated remount of the successful Fringe hit from 1997, about the intertwined ups and downs of four gay men living and loving in fabulous Winnipeg. Directed by Leith Clark, this romp has sex, drugs, bitchiness and inappropriate sauna use.
Director: Leith Clark
Cast: Kenneth Jackson, Gian Navarro, Matthew Stefanson, Evan Mackie
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees
Under 12 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM CDT:
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:02 PM CDT: