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You, Me, and Everything Else
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.
Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), unemployed, fringe performers
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:42 PM CDT: