This workmanlike production consists of two one-acters unrelated to each other in theme or style, except they are both written, directed and acted by University of Manitoba theatre students.
Ken Rudderham has penned the first one, a noirish detective drama about two cops investigating a serial killing in a prostitute-friendly rooming house. Five U of M students do a reasonable job with the clichéd material.
The second piece, by Megan Andres, is about two sisters, one a prig, the other a lush, in conflict after the death of the mother. Actors Christine Reinfort and Andrea Karr do better at navigating their way through a script that starts as sitcom and ends as psychological horror.
Andres shows some flair directing both. But even this one is best enjoyed by friends, family and budding playwrights.
— Morley Walker
From the official Fringe program:
Murder, mystery and sibling rivalry running amok.
Gorilla murders in Winnipeg, 1927.
Little, sisterly emotional murders in Winnipeg, right now.
Who's the gorilla?
Which sister is the victim?
Two new plays, one low price.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Herbal Cigarettes,
RECOMMENDED: General Audience
Venue#1 MTC Backstage at the Mainstage 174 Market Ave (Entrance on John Hirsch Pl)
Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Equity, Fringe performers
Under 12 not admitted.