Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 07/16/2009 1:02 PM | Comments: 0
A dark and stormy night, inside the dark, dank, damp walls of a Connecticut prison, just minutes before one of those midnights when a doomed convict’s dead-end life is finally going to end — The Valiant is all about the grim business of dying and the slim chance that a last-moment revelation might, or might not, bring a much needed note of redemption to the process.
James Dyke (John Chase) is a cold-blooded killer, plain and simple, and he’s about to die for his crime. The only trouble is, he’s not James Dyke — and the warden (Tim Beaudry), the chaplain (Laurie Duncan) and a stranger visiting from afar (Megan Wilson) all know it.
But getting the prisoner to face the truth before he meets his maker is no easy feat.
A pleasant but lighter-than-required revival of a circa-1921 suspense drama.
— Brad Oswald
From the official Fringe program:
Connecticut. 1921. Enigmatic murderer "James Dyke" has created a national stir in his determination not to reveal his true identity. On the eve of his execution, a young girl arrives, holding out hope of finding her long-missing brother... But could she even still recognise him? Suspenseful, touching and thoroughly human...
Fringe veteran John Chase remounts this award-winning script.
Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes,
RECOMMENDED: General Audience
Venue#2 MTC Up the Alley 174 Market Ave (Entrance on John Hirsch Pl)
Discount Tickets: $7 for Seniors, Fringe Performers & Volunteers
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