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Criminal Genius

Kick You To Death Productions, Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/7/2011 9:52 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/14/2011 2:49 PM | Updates

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Studio 320 (Venue 15), to July 24

A classic black comedy from the king of the genre, Canadian playwright George F. Walker, this is one high-octane local production. It’s the story of two totally unlovable losers, Rolly (a riveting William Jordan) and his son Stevie (Paul Duncan), who manage to bumble their way from peddling porn to kidnapping to arson and beyond.

As their crimes multiply, so do their bosses (ably played by Liz Madden and Kelly Jenken), until it seems everyone gets a good swift kick at the feckless pair.

The smart and silly script is about an f-sharp a second. And the volume needs to be turned down a bit in this intimate venue to let more of the bleak humour seep through. Did I say bleak? Wait till you find yourself giggling at Phillie’s (Ray Strachan) final soliloquy from the motel bathroom, an eloquent, pitiful f-you to the world.

— Margo Goodhand

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Kick You To Death's premiere production smashes its way into the Fringe like a deadly kick to the face with one of the most loved plays by one of Canada's most beloved playwrights. Join Rolly and Stevie through their excellent adventures in arson, kidnapping, petty theft and erotic acts of violence.

Mirth abounds, don't miss it!

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 90 MIN

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Gunshots

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Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:49 PM CDT: Adds review

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