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Run For Your Life

Sinéad Cormack, Bagenalstown, Ireland

Posted: 07/8/2011 9:24 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/15/2011 10:37 AM | Updates

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MTC Mainstage (Venue 1), to July 24

In this painfully amateurish geography lesson, bespectacled Irishwoman Sinéad Cormack spends 45 tedious minutes hopscotching around a world map drawn with spaghetti in a can while trying to explain how she caught the travel bug.

In her late 20s or thereabouts and dressed in a track outfit, she comes across as more of a gym rat than a performer or a writer. She competes with a recording of her own voice listing alphabetically every country in the world, then kneels on the floor with a piece of chalk to recite dry statistics about her native land.

She makes no emotional connection with either her subject or her audience. She seems almost autistic in her reliance on facts devoid of any noticeable context. Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man had more personality.

— Morley Walker

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Drake, Raleigh, Polo, Magellan, Columbus, DeGama, Cortes, Cartier and Cormack … one woman. One map of the world. A pair of running shoes. She explores the world, in the future and the past, weaving through facts, stories and dreams.

Written and performed by Sinéad Cormack, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE explores the desire to travel in an ever-changing world. What drives some of us to explore and some of us to stay?

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 45 min.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)

Warnings: None

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Updated on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10:37 AM CDT: Adds review

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