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TIME BOOM

Time Boom Productions / Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/19/2009 12:48 PM | Comments: 0

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Inside tiny Venue 23, there is a poster advertising acting classes for seniors 55-plus. Attendees will write a play together, the poster announces: odds are that’s how Time Boom came about.

Set at a 40-year class reunion, the play promises a memory-lane trip through the ’60s, as recalled by four (likely autobiographical) characters. The boomer actors seem like wonderful people, and we kind of want to invite them to a garden party. They’d be great fun. Sadly, that’s the only star-worthy point in this earnest but staggeringly amateur production.

Time Boom is too much like an actual reunion: no depth, no insight, not even a story. Just tiresome ’60s nostalgia. Time Boom should have stayed in the classroom.

— Melissa Martin
 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Come and reflect on days gone by and their relevance for the "SHOOK-UP" world of today. Young people can learn from it, and those who lived it can smile, and remember.

A collective creation that brings together four characters from the "BOOMER" generation, TIME BOOM is co-produced by Actors Training Centre of Manitoba and Time Boom Productions.

Nancy Drake, Director.

RECOMMENDED: General Audience

60 min.

Venue#23 Actors' Training Centre Manitoba 62 Albert St. (5th Floor)

Tickets: $9
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Unemployed, Fringe Performers

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