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Keeper

Keeper

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Keeper starts out in the dark, with a spotlight on a hand scurrying across the stage floor to dance, kiss and eat chocolate cake. When the lights comes up, we meet Victoria writer/performer Emma Zabloski, who is about to embark on her hour-long look at the nature of memory.

Zabloski, an endearing stage dynamo, plays the keeper, in charge of retaining the memories of Emma. She recalls autobiographical moments from her French-Ukrainian heritage that are interrupted by lengthy audience-participation interludes, including handing out raisins and making perogies into the shape of genitals, which distract from whatever minor point she is trying to make.

The only thing that this quirky physical comedy has going for it is the zeal and commitment of Zabloski, who dashes and tumbles and sings in French. Unfortunately, it is not memorable and not enough to call it a keeper.

— Kevin Prokosh

From the Fringe program:

Prepare to have your senses tickled and your synapses fired in this physical, musical and interactive look at how memory works. The Keeper will take you on a delightful ride – through past and present, remembering and forgetting and the quirks of French/Ukrainian heritage – to discover just how important it is to remember where you come from.

Cast: Emma Zabloski

But not without a pit stop for pierogies along the way!

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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