Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

True Story

  • Print

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

NOT YET RATED   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

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

 

http://www.angelsintheair.com/

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors

12

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Nudity

More on the Web

History

Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 1:49 PM CDT:
Adds review

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Paul Maurice addresses media at end of 13/14 season

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Bright sunflowers lift their heads toward the south east skies in a  large sunflower field on Hwy 206 and #1 Thursday Standup photo. July 31,  2012 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)
  • A young gosling flaps his wings after taking a bath in the duck pond at St Vital Park Tuesday morning- - Day 21– June 12, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think Manitoba needs stronger regulations for temporary workers?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google