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“When Winnipeg is complaining, it’s our way of bragging,” local poet Kent Suss says, halfway through his one-man show, but we’re not going to boast about this performance.

Suss clearly put a lot of work into perfecting his polished, energetic performance, and so you want to like it. Only hitch: the material is awful. Suss pledges irreverence, but his pieces veer from inscrutably weird to uncomfortably puerile, as when he opens with a poem about generating electricity with farts. Either way, they’re never really poetic.

If there are hints of intriguing ideas, they’re drowning under rudimentary rhymes – “Thule is cool, as a rule” sums it up — or downright painful wordplay. Unless “Whine-a-peg” turns your crank.

— Melissa Martin

From the Fringe program:

Ear candy with a twist: at times nasty and irreverent, at times filled with humour and heart, but always packing a poetic punch.

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 min

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Language

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