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One Dollar & THE KEY

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Despite highfalutin language in the fringe program that describes The Key portion of this double bill as a stichomythic, dada-like comedy, it’s actually reasonably entertaining. Four women engage in a rapid-fire exchange of mix-and-match quotes about love and lust from Shakespeare’s plays, offering romantic advice, making raunchy confessions and generally coming off as freakishly eloquent girlfriends. Too bad The Key is so short it sets up One Dollar as the main attraction. Lower your expectations. When eight commedia dell’arte actors fight over a found dollar bill, they play on a loose theme — money equals power — but this comedy comes up a few cents short. Wisely, the bill has been trimmed to 50 minutes from the 75 advertised.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

ONE TICKET~TWO SHOWS!! Vaguewave Productions Presents: THE KEY by Tamara Gorski is a stichomythic comedy, a Dada-like rearrangement of famous quotations from Shakespeare about women sharing experiences of love. ARC Winnipeg's ONE DOLLAR is a Commedia dell'Arte piece inspired by the David Pinski play. On the way to their next show, a down on their luck troupe of actors, happen to find a dollar bill on the road. Hilarity ensues as each member tries to claim ownership!

Director: Gizem Naz, Andrew Neziol

Cast: Amanda Kristjanson, Bethany Cooke, Kaeleigh Ayre, Natalia Moroz, Shannon Jacques, Understudy: Norma Dawn Dunphy / Clayton T. Stewart, Benjamin Feilberg, Amy Cauldwell, Mitchell Bradics,Johanna Burdon, Heather Krahn,Stefan Blab,Steven Popplestone

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 75 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)

Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes

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