MTC Up The Alley (Venue 2), to July 24
Good performances buoy a weak plot in this not-so-dark comedy by Winnipegger Eileen Longfield.
We first meet June (Casey Shapira) as a slightly unbalanced little girl babbling to her knit monkey about monsters under her bed until her mother Gwen (Cheryl Soluk) rescues her. We next meet her as a neurotic 20-something babbling to herself about her neighbour, who likes to parade naked in front of his window, until her mother rescues her. And that’s about it.
Shapira transforms very impressively from a little girl to an adult version of the character, but it is Soluk who steals the show as the busybody mom with a surprising lusty streak. A little more storyline or character growth would’ve added immensely to these promising characters.
Not a bad view, worth a look — but you’ll probably find yourself looking elsewhere.
— Janice Sawka
From the official Fringe Festival program:
From long-time Winnipeg Fringe favourites comes a delightful new play, a dark dramatic comedy. June's Window is funny, childish and disturbing. Eileen Longfield welcomes you to a window of June's world, one where her mother can't even close the blinds.
Laugh out loud as June's window takes on a life of its own.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 MIN
Discount Tickets: $7 Matinees
Under 10 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language