Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Florida-born writer-performer Allison Williams offers an inventory of items that can be carried on your person — a ring engraved with ‘I Won,’ a Japanese Lucky Cat keychain, Max Factor lipstick in Bistro Red — and proceeds to flesh out the various characters who possess these items in a compelling one-woman show.
They include a high school girl contending with pre-prom tragedies, an A student who opted for a stripper career, a Miami widow, a temp whose aversion to permanence may have stemmed from a hospital trauma, and presumably Williams herself.
This hour-long Michigan production is solid fringe fare. The nudity is not gratuitous, but an admittedly impressive aerialist routine (Williams also appears in Aerial Angels in the outdoor fringe) does make for an awkward fit, as does an audience-participation component when Williams goes into the audience to ask about our stuff. Williams’ character work is actually strong enough to sustain this show on its own.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
Side show. Strip show. Talk show. Cell phones, death, revenge and the senior prom. A trapeze artist trying to fly hosts a profound comedy about the most important thing you're carrying with you, and why you may need to put it down.
5 STARS "Hilarious and compelling" - London Free Press
4 STARS "Wrenchingly funny" - NOW Toronto
"Remarkable emotional moments" - Globe and Mail
"Mesmerizing" - Theatre in London
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 1:49 PM CDT: