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Erik de Waal's Tales from the Twilight
Good storytellers are believable because they have a certain confidence. And perennial Winnipeg Fringe Festival favourite Erik de Waal always brings the confidence.
This year, he lends his unique storytelling style to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Telltale Heart, and then proceeds to tuck shivery stories from his own experiences in between traditional favourites both from North America and his home in Cape Town, South Africa.
De Waal mesmerizes with tales of graveyard hangers-on and some really unappetizing porridge, and the strange lure of a golden arm as well as a few humorous touches to ease the spooky tension.
Some of the stories will be familiar, such as his adaptation of The Monkey’s Paw, and some are variations on stories that seem to be part of every cultural tradition. Great fun for general audiences.
— Wendy King
From the Fringe program:
What lurks around dark corners in the hours before dawn?
Ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, vampires, sirens and succubi… mysterious creatures that have enthralled us since the beginning of time. Trespass into a twilit world of eerie enchantment where the cold touch from beyond will titillate, tickle and terrify.
Director: Marie Kruger
Cast: Erik de Waal
5 Stars "Erik de Waal equals pure, unadulterated storytelling magic." - StarPhoenix
5 Stars "de Waal is an amazing storyteller who had me mesmerized with his first line." - CBC Manitoba
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM CDT: