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Performers Rob Salerno and Eric Minsch have the manic energy to be completely believable as hyper 14-year-old buddies Alex and Bruce, who dream of being rock stars. Unfortunately, there’s still 55 minutes to go.

The teens grow up and proceed to get every impossible break. (After becoming international rock stars playing arenas in Europe, and somehow not learning anything at all from the experience, they become millionaire gay porn artists and win every award in the world.) It’s a funny running gag that would’ve made a great 15-minute skit, but it’s ridiculous for a full-length play, even a screwball fantasy. And it’s really all just a setup for Bruce finally admitting his feelings for Alex. Silly. Really. Silly.

— Janice Sawka

From the Fringe program:

Alex and Bruce: rock stars in Germany, unknowns in Toronto, where they have to work in porn to pay the bills. But they're gonna be Canada's next rock icons, as long as this show doesn't bankrupt them first!

A hilarious screwball rock 'n' roll bromantic comedy about friendship, fame and following your dreams from the creator of the Fringe hits Balls (4 1/2 STARS - Winnipeg Sun) and F**king Stephen Harper (Best of Fest 2010, 4 STARS - CBC).

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Language

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