Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
A meandering, yet cleverly staged storytelling/musical performance from Torontonian Alex Eddington.
In the summer of 2003, a post-university grad crisis found Eddington working as a chambermaid on the Scottish Isle of Mull. Yarn is sort of the story of that summer, told through song, story and puppets, where a lost young man seeks to quiet his inner monologue and find himself.
While there are stories to tell, Eddington himself admits there’s no big payoff — no major epiphany that sent him on the road to adulthood.
Instead, he drops in threads of various stories, all the while accompanied by a sheep puppet representing the annoying voice inside his head.
Eddington is a sweet, pleasing and musical performer who carries this slight show on his shoulders with the aid of his charm and the unique style of its telling.
— Barb Stewart
From the Fringe program:
Director: Tyler Séguin
Cast: Alex Eddington
Yarn is an all-new show, woven from the threads of my 2006 Fringe hit Wool:
A stitchwork of standing stones, superstition, and sheep –
A Hebridean tweed of true tales and tunes –
A woollen neck-warmer of... you get the idea.
4 Stars "A must-see!" – Edmonton Journal
4 Stars "He commands the stage." – Eye Weekly
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM CDT: