Local artist Brent Hirose’s dark one-man comedy is a fitting vehicle to display his writing and acting talents.
The premise is what happens in the aftermath of an attack on a city by giant lizards. What exactly do the survivors take as important from the horror?
The production seems to seek a deeper comment on the role of the media in disasters. But you’ll be happier if you just enjoy the fine job Hirose does of capturing the character of each survivor: the general; the con artist; the grandmother; the mellow, iguana-loving gas station attendant; and the pyjama-clad hero.
The monologues are sharp and clever, and Hirose hits it just right with each segment. But the links between characters could be a bit more polished, starting with the spelling errors on the projected screens.
— Julie Carl
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
Eventually the inevitable happened: the Killer Mutant Lizards attacked, decimated the city and mysteriously disappeared. The survivors resume their lives, but must ask: Why? How? And will they return?
A new one-man show from the creator of the Fringe hits Jesus Christ, I’m Sorry and Life in a Box.
"Hirose is a gifted and compelling actor" – CBC Manitoba
4 STARS – Vue Magazine
Warnings: Killer Mutant Lizards are scary!
The Conservatory (Venue 7), to July 25
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees