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The 50-minute comedy Next by Michael Nathanson is an earnest, honest look at that thespian hell, and occasionally heaven, known as the theatre audition.
Winnipegger Tracy Penner is a personable performer who soon has the audience rooting for the heroine as she suffers through three auditions in one day, each worse then the last. Almost anyone who has ever second-guessed her career choice will relate to the actor as she swings from praise to rage at her chosen profession, self-examining and self-cajoling along the way. While self-doubt can get somewhat tedious — there are no big revelations here — there are also some good one-liners and observations on the nature of competition.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
Next is a funny and candid behind-the-scenes look at one actress trying to maintain her humour and sanity on the worst day of auditions in her life.
Performed by noted Winnipeg actress Tracy Penner, Next is the newest play from Governor General Award finalist Michael Nathanson.
Mark it now as one of your Fringe Festival "must-sees."
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Equity, ACTRA, MAP, Fringe performers
Updated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM CDT: