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Rumble Pak

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Improv is perhaps the most frightening of performance genres. A singer is off-key? An audience can turn a blind ear. An actor misses a line, a stage manager calls it out. Even a juggler with a bad case of the dropsies can go on with the show.

But when improv doesn’t work, it’s just painful for everyone. Such is the case with Rumble Pak’s offering early in its seven-performance run at the fringe.

It’s not that the three actors who make up Rumble Pak — Adam Drory, Tristen Foy and Lukas Conway — didn’t have their moments. There were some fine monkey noises. The three also nail their portrayal of old guys sitting on a porch. But these moments are few and far between, just plain too little to carry a 45-minute performance.

The good news? This troupe builds each performance from audience suggestions. Each night is a whole new ball game.

— Julie Carl

 

From the Fringe program:

Director: Rumble Pak

Cast: Lukas Conway, Adam Drory and Tristen Foy

Rumble Pak is spontaneous theatre at its most unpredictable.

Seamlessly weaving together stories and characters that range from the absurd to the frighteningly real, Rumble Pak aims to engage audiences organically. Join us as we take you anywhere and everywhere with laughter, tears and everything in between.

"Adam Drory, Tristen Foy and Lukas Conway are strong, confident performers who work amazingly well together, and who don't shy away from dark humour." - Bloody Underrated

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 45 mins

Warnings: None

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