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It starts out as an amateurish monologue by a young man whose life is shattered by a serious illness. And then the aliens arrive and things go from bad to worse.

Winnipegger Dan Shandroski’s take on kidney failure is a failure. The writing is repetitive, clichéd, stilted and self-pitying, with the inevitable “why me” moments and lots of Hallmark-y references to his ex-girlfriend’s smile. The staging is static, the performance low-energy and directionless. A long dream-sequence scene about aliens who control the Internet is discordant.

This one’s on life support.

— Mary Agnes Welch

 

From the Fringe program:

Social Dialysis explores the emotional ups and downs of a sudden life-altering health condition.

Learn the ins and outs of the Canadian healthcare system and who you can count on in the end.

Laugh, cry and clean out your Facebook. Oh ya, and we may just fight some aliens.

 

https://twitter.com/danmanshan

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 45 min

Tickets: $8

Discount Tickets: $6 for Students, Dialysis patients

Warnings: Mild Language

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