Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Of Mice and Morro and Jasp
Sisters Morro (Heather Marie Annis) and Jasp (Amy Lee) are back in the dirty ’30s, just a pair of migrant clowns lookin’ for a better life.
The plot of John Steinbeck’s famous novel is mirrored by similar things happening to Morro and Jasp, and it largely works, although some bits (Morro having blood on her hands for an extended time, among others) seem too jarring for such innocent clowns.
Annis and Lee are talented and very personable performers who have a great chemistry with each other and a real knack for bonding with the audience. Maybe it’s that wide-eyed, slightly desperate facial expression they both do so well?
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
It's the Great Depression and two migrant workers, Lennie and George, journey towards a new life, a new job and new dreams.
A classic story of friendship, wrongful accusations, broken hope - oh, and Morro and Jasp. The clown sisters take on Steinbeck's timeless tale… Let there be rabbits.
2010 Canadian Comedy Award nominees
"Two of the most original clowns on the Canadian scene" - Toronto Star
"Hysterical" - CBC Manitoba
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Warnings: Subject matter, gunshots
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM CDT: