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Excuse Me... This is the Truth!

Break the Wall Productions / Edmonton, AB

Posted: 07/7/2011 12:45 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/22/2011 9:47 PM | Updates

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School of Contemporary Dancers (Venue 24), to July 24

Nerdy, bumbling Levi and his well-meaning but overbearing fiancée Sarah-Rae are "Campers for Christ." Through their travelling Bible camps, they attempt to spread the gospel to whoever will listen, however they can.

But then Maddy joins the fold, and the sexy, free-spirited preacher’s daughter suddenly has Levi wondering if God’s plan for him has changed.

There is no nasty streak in this fun romp. Religious fundamentalism ("Evolution is a myth! Nobody makes a monkey out of me!") is skewered without being sacrilegious. Youth marketing (Jesus and his followers are called "JC and Da J Gang" to sound cooler) is mocked without being demeaning. And badly performed rap and Christian pop (you just have to hear it) are funny without being stupid.

Some silly videos and brief audience participation round out the show. If you dare question the Lord, but want to do it nicely so he’ll forgive you afterward, this one is for you.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

A romantic Christian comedy that goes all the way!

One of the Edmonton Journal's Top Fringe Picks!

"… charming and laugh-out-loud … a play that satirizes the youthful excesses of fundamentalism, without mocking faith itself" - Edmonton Journal

"... hilarious Bible camp satire … uproariously funny, a solid romantic comedy" - Edmonton Sun

"...unusually imaginative…tremendous writing." - SEE Magazine

"…definitely something to pay attention to." - Vue Weekly

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Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

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Updated on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:27 AM CDT: Adds review

July 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM: Adds video

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