Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter

  • Print
Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

star star star star star star star star star star   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

Uber-literate Alison Wearing holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she narrates her childhood reaction to her father’s emergence from the closet.

Childlike and energetically physical, Wearing’s creeping realization her father is: A) a separate person; B) with feelings; C) for men is hilariously awkward. Her own split life as a daughter unable to publicly acknowledge her innate comfort with her father’s lifestyle may not be epic, but it’s compelling in its own right. This is a ground-level view of how society changes.

Wearing, whose play is based on her memoir of the same name, clearly loves language. Almost every sentence has a ticklish wordplay or phonic treat that makes listening a pleasure. Combined with her presence on stage, Confessions is great storytelling. Grab your tickets early; they’ll be in hot demand.

— Matt TenBruggencate

 

From the Fringe program:

Based on her new memoir, bestselling author Alison Wearing performs her award-winning monologue about growing up with a gay dad. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, this is a captivating and unforgettable tale: scrumptious, scandalous, endlessly entertaining, and full of life's great lessons in love. Part of Wearing's cross-country book tour with Random House of Canada.

Director: Stuart Cox

Cast: Alison Wearing

WINNER: BEST OF FEST, Stratford Springworks Festival

"...masterful..." - Theatre in London.ca

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $5 for Fringe performers

More on the Web

History

Updated on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM CDT:
Video added

Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:47 PM CDT:
adds review, venue

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jim Flaherty remembered at visitation as irreplaceable

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • STDUP ‚Äì Beautiful West End  begins it's summer of bloom with boulevard s, front yards  and even back lane gardens ,  coming alive with flowers , daisies and poppies  dress up a backyard lane on Camden St near Wolseley Ave  KEN GIGLIOTTI  / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  /  June 26 2012
  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100615 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 The Mane Attraction - Lions are back at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Xerxes a 3-year-old male African Lion rests in the shade of a tree in his new enclosure at the old Giant Panda building.  MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google