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Vancouver guitarist Colin Godbout is blessed with a fantastic sense of rhythm and puts that gift to excellent use whenever he strums, taps and otherwise races around his six-string acoustic. True to its title, his 55-minute “musical” is quixotic medley of flamenco, folk, classical rock and other musical styles, held together by an ambitious theme: the characterization of First Nations and Africans in the music of Lenny Breau, Neil Young, Liona Boyd, Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen.

Unfortunately, the intense and intelligent Godbout struggles to convey the concept. As a result, watching him perform is the musical equivalent of reading Foucault: You know there’s an intellect at work, but you just can’t pick up everything he’s throwing down.

Happily, the musicianship is strong enough to carry the show, provided you’re into Canadian music royalty and don’t mind a nouveau-beatnik esthetic.

— Bartley Kives

From the Fringe program:

Follow a quixotic quest in this Canadian version of the musical, Man of La Mancha.

You'll meet Gordon Lightfoot's Don Quixote, Neil Young's Pocahontas, Leonard Cohen's Mohawk saint, Liona Boyd's Hiawatha, Bruce Cockburn's Guatemalan rocket launcher, Lenny Breau's ebony queen, and Joni Mitchell's boogie man.

Director: Colin Godbout

Cast: Colin Godbout

"Global guitarist Colin Godbout is a six-string wizard and can coax any style out of his acoustic. It's fingerpickin' good." - Winnipeg Free Press

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $8

Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors

Under 18 not admitted.

Warnings: None

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Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM CDT:
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