When gay nightclub Woodpecker’s is burned down, The Fabulous Four — a quartet that has been given superpowers by a mutant vaccine — track down Dr. Domination, a masked villain who’s trying to tear the gay community apart.
This play by the Winnipeg company who brought you It’s a Gay Gay Gay Gay World has a silly premise, a scattershot plot and … well, who cares when it’s this much fun? There’s a serious message about homophobia at the core, but any time there’s a well-muscled guy in leather hotpants who’s wielding the power of seduction, you’re in for a good time.
Unfortunately, the program doesn’t say which actor plays what character, but they all acquit themselves well. The dance choreography is exuberant but semi-sloppy; however, the fabulous slo-mo battle scenes are expertly done. The highlight may be the dance number that proves there’s no superhero stronger than the choreography for Beyoncé’s Single Ladies.
— Jill Wilson
From the official Fringe Festival program:
hYsTeRiUm (Best of Fest, It's a Gay Gay Gay Gay World, Fringe 2008) returns to the Fringe!
A team of gay superheroes attempts to rescue the city's queer population from some nefarious supervillains.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, half-naked men
RECOMMENDED: Mature Audience
MTC Warehouse (Venue 6), to Sunday
Under 16 not admitted.