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Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter
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.
Discount Tickets: $5 for Fringe performers
Updated on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4:19 PM CDT:
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:47 PM CDT:
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