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The Seducer's Diary

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There is lust, and there is love, and then there are the games of control that wounded people play: who seeks it, who keeps it, and who can just walk away.

Those are the forces on display in The Seducer’s Diary, an elegant work by Winnipeg playwright Michael Nathanson. Loosely inspired by the Soren Kierkegaard work of the same name, this Diary takes a storytelling twist: three intertwined monologues are used to tell the tale of sleek but smarmy David (a riveting Ryan Miller), who seeks to lure restless Cordelia from her honest lover’s hands.

The actors are razor-sharp throughout; the script starts and ends a little slowly. But the rest is an intoxicating and sometimes darkly comic look at the games that lovers play.

— Melissa Martin

From the Fringe program:

"Emerging, like an exclamation point at the end of the most boring sentences you've ever read, there's this woman, and she's applying lip gloss and that's all I can see...I see her mouth, a deep, profound invitation, it's just a moment, a glimpse, but Jesus Christ, it's enough." - David

The lesson not easily learned: when in the heat of seduction, take care you're not the one being seduced.

A sharp, sexy new play by Winnipeg's Michael Nathanson (One of Ours, Talk).

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 min

Tickets: $9

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