Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
You know things are tough when the only red-headed male lead actor you have to look up to is C.S.I. Miami’s David Caruso.
That’s one of the carrot-topped role models 12-year-old Nicholas is forced to try to admire in this fast-moving, one-man, 60-minute show packed with laughs and keen observations about growing up as a ginger. Toronto’s Johnnie Walker (yes, that’s his real name) is a bundle of manic energy as he employs a variety of props and wigs to portray three different characters who detail the ups — and many downs — of having a fire crotch (his term, not mine).
And even though it’s a comedy, Walker still manages to tug on the heartstrings with a dramatic twist.
When it comes to shows about redheaded stepchildren, this one can’t be beat.
— Rob Williams
From the Fringe program:
Nicholas is a redheaded stepchild. Literally. And tomorrow at lunch, the biggest boy in grade six plans to beat him up.
Should he skip school? His stepmom Mary-Anne, a chain-smoking golf pro/ex-Jehovah's Witness, says no. His alter ego, the stylish and fabulous Rufus Vermilion, has other ideas.
WINNER: 2010 Steam Whistle Emerging Artist Award - SummerWorks Festival
5 STARS + Critic's Pick, "Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance." - NOW Magazine
"A terrific, moving, very, very funny production." - CBC Radio
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Updated on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM CDT: