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Caught in the Act

The Company / Morden MB

Posted: 07/16/2010 9:02 PM | Comments: 0

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It’s difficult to form attachments to characters when they’re half-formed.

That’s especially true of the duo in Bruce Kane’s 35-minute comedy about a couple of fictional characters trying to figure out why they’re in bed together. This two-hander from Morden’s The Company offers a slight variation of a notion covered more famously in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, or more recently the Will Ferrell movie Stranger Than Fiction.

The comedy scores a solid point about how fictional characters express the prejudices of their creator (the female is the first to figure out the author is male). But since the performances are a little stiff and theatrical, it’s doubly difficult to get onside with these nowhere people.

Randall King

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Waking up with a beautiful girl/handsome guy in bed with you is perhaps everyone's dream. But what if you can't remember the first thing about them? And worse, you can't remember the first thing about yourself? Bruce Kane's play explores the surrealities of a relationship that was perhaps doomed from the start.

From the company that brought you last year's The Exquisite Hour (4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press).

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language,
RECOMMENDED: Mature Audience

45 min

Son of Warehouse (Venue 5), to Saturday

Tickets: $9
Under 14 not admitted.

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