Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Thunder Bay company Superior Anti-Theatre offers up a drama designed to expose Canada’s financial regulators as inadequate, compromised, corrupt, or all of the above.
A Sierra Leone emigré (Sistah Lois) and an investment-company branch manager (Rachel Donaldson) earn the wrath of the suits by asking inconvenient questions, forcing a showdown.
Scripted by A.I. Tolvanen, the play, based on a true story, is an 80-minute mess, but it comes as close to any fringe production in recent memory to a classic piece of Depression-era workers theatre. At one point, the cast of 10 take to the stage, waving signs with slogans such as “1% Pay Your Rent.”
Still, it has its charm, mostly encompassed by Sistah Lois. A winning, natural actress, she is this drama’s island of humanity in a sea of agit-prop.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 90 mins.
Discount Tickets: $6 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, unemployed, disabled
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM CDT: