Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Half-baked theories about the murder of a crusty piemaker consume the citizenry in New York writer-performer Carol Lee Sirugo’s twisted comedic tribute to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.
Sirugo and Jonathan Kaplan portray 12 characters who air their suspicions on the anniversary of the piemaker’s death. Kaplan gives a tasty turn as a gin-soaked floozy, Sirugo is devilish fun as a librarian given to hysterics and both actors take comic turns as the baker, an accident-prone hunter and other townsfolk, one of whom knows a dark secret lurking behind their white picket fences.
Solid performances, fun props, a sweet plot and deft-pacing add up to a winning recipe for this 2002 fringe hit.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
After the local pie-maker's death, a small town still puzzles over a big question: was it accidental or does someone have a recipe for murder? In "This Town", things aren't always what they seem...
MEDIA CHOICE AWARD for Best Play - Saskatoon Fringe
From Winnipeg Fringe's 2011 Best of Fest winner The Hysteric:
4 STARS "Wickedly clever…a ton of fun" - CBC Manitoba
4 STARS "A crazy good hour of your time" – Winnipeg Free Press
4 STARS "Darkly comic" - Uptown Magazine
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Under 12 not admitted.
Warnings: Language, Gunshots
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM CDT: