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Speech & Debate

Pocket Frock Productions, Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/9/2011 4:06 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/15/2011 2:00 PM | Updates

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MTC Up the Alley (Venue 2), to July 23

The Crucible meets Toiletgate and morphs into a hilarious high school musical in this fabulous comedy from the Winnipeg crew behind 2010 fringe hit (Title of Show).

When thwarted drama queen Diwata (Tatiana Carnevale), earnest school newspaper reporter Solomon (Nyk Bielak) and gay transfer student Howie (Jonathan Lawrence) are united by a political sex scandal, Diwata hatches a plot to spin the tawdry tale — along with the trio’s own mortifying secrets — into a musical performance piece to showcase her considerable talent.

In the hands of this superb young cast, which includes Connie Manfredi in multiple roles, American playwright Stephen Karam’s story connects on every level. Smart, provocative and occasionally moving, it’s also mercilessly funny. HHHHH

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Interpretive dance! Gay Abraham Lincoln! George Michael! Performance art blogs! Time travel! Sex! Secrets! And blackmail!

A trio of misfit teens reluctantly form their school's speech and debate team after discovering they are all linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. A scandalous comedy from the team behind last year's five-star musical [title of show].

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 90 min.

Tickets: $9

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

http://www.gayabrahamlincoln.com/

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Updated on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM CDT: Adds review

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