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The Insomniac's Tenant
This creepy psycho-thriller written by Winnipeg’s Chris Sabel and Alison Vargo tells the story of a reclusive superintendent whose life is changed forever after mysterious new tenant, Walter, moves in.
Sabel’s intense, wild-eyed portrayal of the reclusive caretaker, who obsessively strolls his building’s hallways during the night as a way to counter his insomnia, walks its own razor’s edge of madness. The suspenseful tale never lags, with vivid imagery, strongly evocative language and nightmarish detail.
The recount of Walter’s dinner party will make you never want to eat chicken again. The only weakness is that the 60-minute dark comedy ends too abruptly, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats wanting more. But in theatre, that’s not a bad thing at all.
— Holly Harris
From the Fringe program:
A reclusive apartment superintendent finds his life altered after letting an abrasive yet charismatic tenant into his life. A dark comedy by the company that brought you:
The Horror of Macbeth ("Wickedly good" 4 STARS - Wpg Free Press)
The Red Handkerchief ("Absolutely charming" 4 STARS - CBC)
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Unemployed, Equity members
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM CDT: