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The Witch

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This South African folk tale isn’t the spooky story described in the fringe program, but beloved kids fringe storyteller Erik de Waal bewitches his audience nonetheless.

Spinning a tale as old as time and as big as the universe, de Waal is a dynamic narrator, imbuing a large cast of characters with passion, tenderness and despair. The mundane and supernatural worlds run parallel to one another in this 50-minute yarn about the nature of love and intolerance.

The title character is a foundling, an outsider with a physical limitation that sets her apart from other people in her village and leads to tragedy. Rumours that she’s a witch are groundless, but in de Waal’s hands, she’s touched by magic.

— Pat St. Germain

From the Fringe program:

When night falls, check that your doors are locked, your windows bolted and your curtains drawn.

And don't go outside… or the witch will get you.

South African Erik de Waal returns with a dark tale of a strange child found in the woods who grew up to be called the witch.

5 STARS "He just knows how to tell a story." - Winnipeg Free Press

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Unemployed, Fringe Performers

Under 12 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter

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