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My Dad's Deaths
After endearing himself to Winnipeg fringe audiences with the annotated travelogue Pretending Things Are a Cock, Australian comic Jon Bennett returns to present a new slide show about his life — focused on the well-founded fear his father is about to die.
The diminutive man from Down Under isn’t being neurotic, though he is the very definition of an unreliable narrator as he spins self-deprecating yarns about coming of age in a household with a stern and profanity-averse dad, a possibly sociopathic brother and enough internalized guilt to overturn every hypermasculine Australian stereotype.
Expect a healthy dose of humiliation, deliberately bad poetry and an almost random sampling of disturbing Facebook status updates. You can also expect to laugh for a full hour, as Bennett is more of a one-man army than a one-man show.
— Bartley Kives
From the Fringe program:
From the creator of internationally-acclaimed Pretending Things are a Cock comes the story of the strange relationship between a comedian and his extremely conservative father - a man who has died… more than once.
5 Stars "The type of show the fringe was created for" – The Sunday Mail, Adelaide
4 Stars "Bennett is a master storyteller" – Time Out, Melbourne
4 Stars "Funny, honest & heartwarming" – Adelaide Advertiser
"High comedy, high drama & a dynamite delivery" – The Gazette, Montreal
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $9 for Matinees, Students, Seniors
Under 18 not admitted.
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:38 PM CDT: