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Sam Mullins, the Vancouver storyteller last seen at the festival performing Tinfoil Dinosaur in 2011, returns with another autobiographical tale, this time about first love.
His hour-long monologue about the summer Mullins was a 16-year-old hockey camp counsellor in Guelph is not particularly eventful but is so identifiable that audiences are prone to willingly fall under his spell. He remembers the teenage angst, petty jealousies and awkward moments — even the baboon attack — that accompany being smitten for the first time.
Mullins walks onto a bare stage in shorts and T-shirt and effortlessly talks as if he were dishing to friends at the bar. Weaksauce, which won a Frankie Award at the Montreal Fringe Festival last month for best English text, remembers a time when “love comes and goes until one day it doesn’t go.”
- Kevin Prokosh
(Review based on a show seen at an Ontario fringe festival in June.)
From the Fringe program:
A coming-of-age story of first times, second chances and third wheels. Oh - and a monkey.
Director: Sam S Mullins
Cast: Sam S Mullins
"A very funny and quite touching show about the nature of love and growing up." - PLANK
"This show has a big heart." - Colin Thomas of the Georgia Straight
From the creator of 2011 BEST OF FEST selection Tinfoil Dinosaur.
Acclaim for Tinfoil Dinosaur:
5 Stars - Uptown
5 Stars - Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun
5 Stars - Charlebois Post
4½ Stars - Calgary Herald
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors
Under 12 not admitted.
Updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:14 AM CDT: