Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Two Corpses Go Dancing
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
Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Fringe performers
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM CDT: