A few clouds

Winnipeg, MB

26°c A few clouds

Full Forecast

Fringe Show Reviews

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

The Sucker Punch

Stupid Gumball Dispenser Productions, Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/12/2011 9:09 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/13/2011 11:56 AM | Updates

Advertisement

  • Print

Cinematheque (Venue 7), to July 24

The 10th fringe offering by Winnipeg’s Brent Hirose explores the consequences of people having access to limited time travel so they have just enough seconds to go back and change thoughtless words or dumb mistakes. It’s a thought-provoking concept from which Hirose also generates laughs over an entertaining 60 minutes.

Seth, the first of four characters portrayed by a barefoot Hirose is the poster boy for ill-considered meanness when he insults a female student in the hopes of impressing the class babe. He is the recipient of the titular payback, which does little to assuage his guilt.

A new device allowing everyone to return five seconds in the past appears to be the dawning of a world without regret. Of course, the device is abused, most frivolously by a guy repeatedly re-editing his pickup lines with a waitress. Apparently technology can’t save us from ourselves.

Hirose spins onstage to indicate he is changing characters and sometimes it’s hard to keep straight who he’s portraying. The Sucker Punch, a one-man drama, might have a stronger punch if the multi-talented Hirose expanded the cast. Sorry to hear he is leaving town for greener pastures.

-- Kevin Prokosh

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

If you could take it all back, would you? If you did, what would you have left? Brent Hirose presents a fantastical tale of time tavel, theorical terrorists and terrible science.

Previous praise:

"Sharp and clever, and Hirose hits it just right" - Winnipeg Free Press

"Hirose is a dynamic performer" - Uptown Magazine

4 STARS - Hot 103/Filipino Journal/Vue Magazine

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for matinees

http://www.brenthirose.com/

Watch live streaming video from winnipegfreepress1 at livestream.com
History

Updated on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM CDT: Adds review

11:56 AM: Adds video

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.