Clear

Winnipeg, MB

-28°c Clear

Full Forecast

Extreme cold warning in effect

Fringe Show Reviews

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Wanderlust

  • Print

starstar starstar starstar starstar starstar   Free Press Rating

starstar starstar starstar starstar starstar   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

Maggie and Mindy (Kaitlin Aiello and Rachel Smith) are two fussy, bickering travel companions who happily share their world travel tips (“Dress like a tourist so you’ll always stand out!”) with spectators in line even before the doors open.

But then these fun characters are dropped in favour of Aiello and Smith alternately presenting various short monologues on facets of travel, accompanied by physical theatrical exercises. And while many of the observations made are sweet, funny, relatable and well presented, the end result is a 45-minute laundry list of travel stuff that doesn’t go nearly as far as it could have.

The local performers have a winning concept with Maggie and Mindy, and when these two funny ladies returned at the end, the people filing out actually stopped their exit to watch. I’d venture a future show of the Travels and Maggie and Mindy would be worth the trip.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

Cast: Kaitlin Aiello and Rachel Smith

What could be better than leaving the wide open Prairies to travel the globe? Surely there's no downside, right? Travel and homesickness: two inseparable words. Two women join together to examine their own experiences as well as those documented by others through a variety of media, the result of which is a devised production that is sure to be captivating for anyone who has ever left home.

Audience Classification: General

Length: 45 mins.

Tickets: $10

Door Discount: $8 for Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers

Warnings: Mild Language

More on the Web

History

Updated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:38 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.