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You know that feeling of disappointment when someone serves you their homemade version of one of your favourite treats, but when you take a bite, it’s obvious they left out a couple of key ingredients?

Well, that’s what you get with this serving of Cookies. A first stab at stage romance by local writer Katie Man, this mismixed concoction focuses on a young married couple, Artemus and Charlotte (Garrett Hnatiuk, Katherine Leithead), whose struggle to keep love alive while keeping a failing bakery in business takes a weird turn when a mysterious stranger named Bucky (John Landreville) invades their home and their life.

It soon becomes clear that Bucky isn’t just a thief committing a random break-in; instead, he’s a guy with deep connections to their story. He brings with him a bit of information (several shocking bits, actually) that will fill in the blanks in Art’s family history but will likely tear his grown-up life to pieces.

It’s convoluted and lacking in any sort of narrative balance, and the characters — despite the young cast’s best efforts — careen back and forth across the emotional/sexual landscape in a manner that quickly leaves them with without a shred of believability.

All one’s left with is a bad taste.

—Brad Oswald

From the official Fringe program:

Raised in the same orphanage, Artemus and Bucky were reunited as adults. Now, fresh off a failed mission Bucky returns to Art’s Bakery with the first of several big secrets: they are cousins… and brothers.

Cookies and Milk is the neck-snapping, allergy-inducing tender tale of a spy, a baker and a baker’s wife.

Need family? Get some!

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language,
RECOMMENDED: General Audience

60 min.

Venue#3 The Playhouse Studio 180 Market Ave (Entrance on Main St)

Tickets: $8
Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Fringe performers

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