Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
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
Director: Peter Moss
Cast: Briane Nasimok
Before headlining at Yuk Yuks, Gemini-nominated writer Briane Nasimok had an unusual career with the Canadian Opera Company, spanning seven years and over 250 performances, without uttering a word.
"Briane is a natural and powerful storyteller, weaving in and out of his family history, very personal at moments then veering into comedic mayhem" - Robert K. Stephen, Windsor Square
"You sing loud but lousy" - Herman Gieger Torel, COC General Director
*No tenors will be harmed during the run of the performance.
Audience Classification: General
Length: 60 mins.
Door Discount: $8 for Students, Seniors, Equity Members, Fringe Performers
Warnings: Mild Language
Updated on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM CDT: