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MITTELSCHMERZ (translation: Middle Pain)

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Please stifle your groans when you read the subtitle of fringe veteran Kim Zeglinski’s latest offering: “Confessions of Motherhood and Middle Age.” It’s hard to believe there could possibly be anything new to say about this well-mined subject, but this clever writer-producer-performer, who brought Stretchmarks and Breast Friends to the fringe in previous years, finds both lots to say and truly original ways to say it in this one-hour, one-woman, high-energy show.

From the moment the audience joins in singing Que Sera Sera in the opening sequence, Zeglinski has a hold of them. The Winnipegger steers them through her childhood, student days, marriage and motherhood, with honest revelations that never lose the funny. Much of the humour stems from Zeglinski’s rapid-fire delivery, which could exhaust an audience, but the ease with which she morphs from character to character — a beat poet, a leader of a sex seminar, a teacher writing report cards, herself in labour — keeps things moving forward smoothly.

— Julie Carl

From the Fringe program:

Director: Andrea von Wichert
Cast: Kim Zeglinski

Kimmy Zee brings you MITTELSCHMERZ (translation: Middle Pain)...Confessions of Motherhood and Middle Age!

From the Writer-Producer who brought you:

STRETCHMARKS (2012) Best of Fest!

"Kim Zeglinski is the clever and creative writer and producer…wickedly funny…The audience...leapt to its feet at the end of the show."

CBC Manitoba, ****

BREAST FRIENDS (2010)

"...amusing, provocative, touching and titillating...destined to be breast of fest!"

Winnipeg Free Press, *****


Audience Classification: Mature
Length: 60 mins.
Tickets: $10

Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content

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