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Two Corpses Go Dancing

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Based on a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, this 75-minute musical drama reminds us that life is short. Ironically, the show from Saskatoon seems to last an eternity, but that’s its only problem.

A mischievous demon resurrects two corpses who wasted their lives the first time around and offers them a second chance to get it right. Much dialogue ensues, and it’s often engaging, funny and even poignant.

There’s no shortage of talent among the six-member cast — a few are terrific musical standouts. But the script is repetitive, dispensable peripheral characters sap life from the central plot and the tale unfolds at a funereal pace. Zombies move faster.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

Two Corpses Go Dancing is a Yiddish folk tale of two dead and forgotten souls, Itche and Finkle, brought back to life by a dybbuk (demon) who promises them an opportunity to reclaim what they lost in their former life. Mischief, chaos and disorder ensues.

A musical comedy of darker nature that reflects the losing of love, faith and one's soul.

Based on the short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

4 STARS - Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Planet S magazine

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Fringe performers

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Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

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