Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
The Canadian première of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs is a clever comedy about the political correctness of having children in an already overpopulated world, while simultaneously exposing the neuroses of romantic relationships.
The generically named characters M and W, ably performed by Winnipeg actors Derek Leenhouts and Mel Marginet, debate having a baby while riddled with postmodern angst about global warming, carbon footprints and economic disaster.
There are no sets, lighting, costume changes or props in this slickly produced, pared-down show. But it doesn’t matter, with its 90 minutes providing plenty of plot surprises. The characters sometimes respond too much from the head than the heart — this is, after all, still a show about love. However, the writing is sharp, funny and all too often, uncomfortably true.
— Holly Harris
From the Fringe program:
Giving birth to a baby. The hope of our species. The expression of a couple's love. And 10,000 tonnes of C02.
Join TBTR for the Canadian premiere of Duncan Macmillan's razor-sharp, visceral look inside a hip, modern couple's hope and hell.
From the company that brought you Michael Healey's political-tragicomedy "Generous" and the Fringe smash hits "One Good Marriage" and "Autobahn".
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 90 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors
Updated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM CDT: