Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
From the opening lines of this vulgar and amateurish locally produced two-hander, we’re lost. It seems there has been a Columbine-like massacre, and a psychologist, or maybe a detective, confronts the perpetrator while the school is still in lockdown.
The pair posture, drop F-bombs and exchange pretentious aphorisms like escapees from a bad Quentin Tarantino script. “Are you here because you’re a genius?” the shooter asks, “or are you a genius who happens to be here?”
Neither of the actors, Lacina Dembele or Rob Brown, is up to the challenge, even if Brown’s 45-minute script made logical sense. Sorry, but this disaster needs a much clearer setup.
— Morley Walker
From the Fringe program:
Randall has brought a loaded gun to class. Sam enters the room, places a tape recorder down and presses record.
With many twists, trips and turns, Revolver 101 examines, with words alone, the fallout of violence.
A stark and performance-heavy experience for audiences.
"The premise is brilliant." - Uptown Magazine
"Strong performers. Bold. Edgy." - CBC Manitoba
4 1/2 STARS out of 5 "Provocative. Powerful." – Winnipeg Free Press
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Fringe performers
Warnings: Language, Herbal Cigarettes,
Updated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM CDT: