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This monologue isn’t really theatre and it’s too low-key to be called a rant.

Wayne James is a Beausejour chemical farmer turned organic farmer, who had an epiphany spraying his field. Perhaps that’s what ultimately inspired him to stand up and talk about all the things on his mind.

He opens with a history lesson and chats about how things are now, and then, inexplicably, changes scene and, in character, recites the complete speech attributed (probably spuriously) to Chief Seattle.

His heart is in the right place, but there is no clear motivation in this too-long piece, and no “call to arms” to give direction or inspiration to his listeners about how to fix things.

— Wendy Burke

From the Fringe program:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Universal declaration of human rights) It is through a shared vision that we achieve, but in today's hectic lifestyle we need ask, "to what purpose?"

From under the shadow of the Museum of Human Rights, a one-man show questions the premise of understanding in what it means to be free.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Unemployed Fringe performers

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