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This article was published 11/7/2011 (2023 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Red River College (Venue 11), to Saturday
It’s no surprise that Wayne James, an organic farmer from Beausejour, has run for political office. The ponytailed 60-year-old would like to change the world to a less capitalist place that respects the environment, working people and aboriginals. He’s like a socialist preacher in the Tommy Douglas mould.
In his folksy, awkward, rambling one-man show, he talks about his rural upbringing and abhorrence of chemical farming, sings time-warped folk songs, recites an Aussie poem about farmers, throws in assorted history and science lessons, defends the Canadian Wheat Board, and takes a long detour by reciting Chief Seattle’s moving speech of 1854 (donning a Métis sash, though he is not Métis).
James has a tremendous amount of heart. With some professional input, his 70-minute show might have had some focus. Still, when he sings at the end, "Glad that I ran into you," the feeling is mutual.
— Alison Mayes
From the official Fringe Festival program:
Scientists tells us we're living in a new geological epoch, the antropocene, a man-made event leading us into the third millennium. And we're not slowing down.
Does money pay the bills? Is science the answer? An organic farmer distills his opinion.
$1 of each ticket goes to support Siloam Mission.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 75 MIN
Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Unemployed, welfare, farmers