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This article was published 2/7/2014 (726 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
This gentle memoir of a show details the younger life of star and writer Briane Nasimok, who knew from a very young age that the stage would be his home. Little did he know that stage would belong to the Canadian Opera Company, and his role would be a non-speaking, non-singing cast member.
Nasimok weaves in and out of tales of his childhood and younger-adult days with wavering results. His transitions are sometimes shaky, as the sequence of the stories skitters back and forth through time, occasionally leaving the audience adrift. And his manner is slightly anachronistic — it comes as no great shock when he confesses his teen adoration of Jerry Lewis or that the word "shtupping" is uttered in the show.
Ultimately, Nasimok is an endearing if not overly dramatic performer who has some interesting tales to tell, but this show may need a bit more volume to impart a significant impact.
— Barb Stewart