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Smartarse

Rob Gee Leicester, UK

Posted: 07/18/2010 2:08 PM | Comments: 0

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The standup poet from Leicester, U.K., is telling tales out of school — his school, his father’s school, and the schools he works in as a visiting artist who workshops poetry and other writing with young people.

Exuberant and wild-limbed, Limey Rob Gee posed the question "What would you do if you had an invisibility cloak?" to a group of school kids. The comical result is a poetic charge into the funny, frustrating world of schoolyards and classrooms, past and present. He proves that youth and school days, whether they are an ocean or a generation apart, are universally embarrassing, rude, and preoccupied with the socially incorrect.

Consistently funny and sharply written, Gee’s own crazy genius of an inner child is front and centre in this string of wild and wonderful stories... and he’s not of the John Bradshaw variety.

— Wendy Burke

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

An exhilarating story of several childhoods from the creator of last year's sellout Fringe hit Fruitcake.

5 STARS "A breath of fresh air!" - CBC

4 1/2 STARS "Hilarious!" - Winnipeg Free Press

A "Dr. Seuss for adults!" - Uptown

5 STARS "Genius!" - SEE Magazine, Edmonton

4 1/2 STARS "I was bowled over!" - Edmonton Journal

4 1/2 STARS "The missing link between theatre and rock 'n' roll!" - Victoria Times Colonist


robgee.co.uk

Warnings: Language,
RECOMMENDED:
Mature Audience

60 min

Red River College (Venue 11), to Saturday

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Unemployed
Under 16 not admitted.

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