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Walk Like A Man
Walk Like a Man is an autobiographical tale about how veteran fringe festival storyteller Randy Rutherford got lucky as a naive teenager growing up in Oregon.
Lucky because Rutherford never had to screw up the courage to ask any girl out, or make the awkward first move or face their cruel rejection because he always was the object of their desire. It was an Amazon cowgirl who invited him for his first makeout session in a closet that left him feeling “like a half-eaten lambchop.”
Then the guileless schoolboy spied his first real crush, Bunny, a vision in a powder-blue tutu, who asked him to skate with her and later go behind the roller rink to experience her other moves.
Rutherford describes his sexual awakening with self-deprecating honesty and humour, interspersing the memories with verses of popular songs that reflected his emotional state, from All Shook Up and I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry to the title song.
Walk Like a Man is identifiable and moving to anyone who remembers those hits. Rutherford’s search for his one and only in the face of all that good fortune is a lesson in the need to follow your heart.
— Kevin Prokosh
From the Fringe program:
Director: David Ford
Cast: Randy Rutherford
5 Star Best of Fringe winner, Rutherford returns with a brand new show about roller skating, true love and learning to walk like a man.
London's Brickenden Award winner 5 Stars
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 75 mins.
Under 16 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2:44 PM CDT: