Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Jack and Alice lead listless lives, poster children for the stereotype some people hold against millennials. They’re underemployed, unmotivated and suspicious of commitment.
The rom-com, performed by Jenny David and writer Brent Hirose, tallies up the various ways the couple have taken damage. In a world where every sphere — politics, parenting, business, romance — is soaked in deception, why trust anyone?
The two have a clichéd encounter in a coffee shop. Their ensuing relationship fails in every way to explore the possibilities for intrigue and conflict suggested by the premise.
Occasional zingers give testimony to Hirose’s potential as a writer and the actors’ ability to deliver, but long gaps of weak material between those bright lights are just filler.
This show should’ve been so much more.
— Matt TenBruggencate
From the Fringe program:
Jack and Alice are con artists, politicians, advertisers, actors: professional liars all. Can they ever have a relationship built on trust? Brent Hirose and Jenny David star in a new comedy about fake love, real lies and everything in between.
By the creator of past Fringe hits Lost and Left Behind (4 Stars - CBC, Best of Fest 2012) and The Suckerpunch ("Don't miss this one for the world." 5 Stars - Uptown)
Cast: Brent Hirose, Jenny David
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM CDT: