Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
In his seventh year at the Winnipeg fringe, illusionist Greg Wood is ceding the stage to his young fans. In 45 minutes of theatre magic, Wood plays assistant to a dozen lucky volunteers plucked from the audience. They’re the ones pulling off the tricks, not him.
It’s the best trick of a well-paced, polished show that had a full audience from the very young to tweens on the edge of their seats. Lobbing more than a few dry jokes for parents, Wood’s grasp on kids’ attention spans and imaginations was solid. More than that, his approach shone with the non-patronizing respect for children’s theatre demands.
One particular trick stands out: a live “legend-making” event where a young audience sorcerer coaxes a table to float. Their name is then dropped into a box, where all the names of past conjurers are kept as proof of the supernatural.
Let’s say it together: we can do magic.
— Matt TenBruggencate
Director: Oonaugh Wood
Cast: Greg Wood
"Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end" - Winnipeg Free Press
"The charm of this ever-so-well-done 60-minute act is that the entire family can sit and enjoy the performance together, and that is what families are looking for in a good Kids Fringe show" - CBC
Tickets: $5 for children 12 and under
Audience Classification: Kid Friendly
Length: 45 mins.
Updated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:07 PM CDT: