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Two Winnipeggers, Ian Mozdzen and Doug Melnyk, mostly naked, present this debacle under the guise of — who knows? Satire? Performance art? One bangs on a pot and yells through a megaphone, and the other presents a "confessional" about his drug- and sex-fuelled Hollywood "career." The third time the actor onstage inserts mayonnaise into his rectum and then defecates in front of the audience, the shock wears off. It is, however, as degrading the third time as it is the first. Advertised as a 90-minute show, it mercifully ends at the 70-minute mark.

Winnipeg Fringe Festival organizers should have their knuckles rapped for their utter failure to provide adequate warnings in the program for this show. The show is listed as mature with warnings about language and nudity when, in addition to the language warning, it should be restricted to those over 18, with warnings that it is graphic, violent, and involves explicit acts of degradation and sexuality.

If you attend, do tread carefully around the debris as you leave and avoid touching anything associated with the stage. One hopes that as a courtesy to the companies that share this venue, the stage and backstage areas will be thoroughly bleached after every show. (Zero stars)

 

— Wendy King

From the Fringe program:

"Affectionately Yours,"

Her invitation wasn't to pleasure,

but to struggle,

hard and sharp,

closer to murder than to love ....

You would do it with a scream.

Some gal ... a lollapalooza ... all slut and a yard wide.

(THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, Nathanael West, 1939)

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 90 mins.

Tickets: $8

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity

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