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The Distance Between Trees
Chantele Fry completes the drama began by the beloved, late Winnipeg playwright Harry Rintoul and earns them both praise.
This absorbing portrait of a dying town is poignant, funny and raw. Five actors play central characters, narrators and Greek chorus — or heckler, in the case of a surly drunk whose wife ran off and took the kids.
They recall legendary immigrant ancestors, inconsiderate bastards and randy newlyweds who, after 10 years of marriage, still sneak off for afternoon naps — separately.
Hinting at dark secrets and dancing around one great tragedy, they dole out stories in fragments. Some details shift as different narrators pick up the threads, but the heart remains true in this moving tapestry.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
One ounce small-town Manitoba, poured over a shot of realism, mixed with a twist of dark humour and a pinch of poetry. "The Distance Between Trees" navigates multi-generational narratives of life (and its repercussions).
Left incomplete at the time of his death, Distance is a never-before-seen work by celebrated playwright Harry Rintoul that has been completed posthumously by emerging artist Chantele Fry.
Partial proceeds to support the Harry S. Rintoul Memorial Award for Best New Manitoban Play at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Unemployed
Under 7 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM CDT: