Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
“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
Updated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM CDT: