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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

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors

 

Warnings: Language,

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