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OK, let’s start with the positive. Real life farmer — yes, that’s right — Wayne James hails from Lydiatt, and would likely give you the shirt off his back if you asked. He spends 45 minutes explaining everything from genetic crop modification to agri-economics.

It’s touching when he holds up a jar of wheat seeds, truly in awe as he describes the “miracle” of life that has fed the planet for thousands of years.

Heck, he even has the heart of a poet, singing and playing a mean guitar that evokes country’s legendary Hank Williams.

However, his monologue often rambles aimlessly and some of his revelations (“life is a learning experience”) are hardly earth-shattering.

Yet when he picks up that git box — only once, sadly — and croons he’s “just passing through,” you can’t but help feel a pang of regret that this charming farmer holding court for a bunch of jaded city slickers might just possibly be right.

— Holly Harris

From the Fringe program:

"an incredibly genuine speaker and actor" - Adelaide Theatre Guide 2012

"most genuine open performer I've seen" - CBC Manitoba 2011

Director: Wayne James

Cast: Wayne James

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), unemployed, fringe performers

Warnings: None

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