Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
The Jackie Show
Silence is golden in this one-hour comedy from Vancouver’s Jackie Minns. A gifted physical comedian, Minns is at her best when dialogue is kept to a minimum as she embodies five characters ranging from a homeless woman to a psychic New Age TV spiritual advisor.
She veers into cornball territory in the New Age sketch and a bit about a loudly aggressive exercise instructor, but Minns fully redeems herself with the remaining characters, imbuing them with shades of Charlie Chaplin and Carol Burnett.
A working stiff silently goes through the motions of his tedious existence, an overscheduled iPhone addict finally gets some peace and a hayseed follows her college-bound son to the symphony in a hilariously poignant finale.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
Meet Mad Mabel, Angel, Joe, Bizzy Lizzy, Svetallotta Frumbutchek and Shirley in a comedic symphony of character.
"Any sufficiently trained actor can alternate laughter and tears - but producing them both in the same moment? That's magic." - Spider Robinson
Winner, Best Comedy, Victoria Fringe
"Minns is a marvel" - Vancouver Courier
"Thank you for the entertainment of the year. You are a powerhouse in the expression of stories and emotions." - audience member
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $9 for Matinees
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM CDT: