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Gas Station Theatre (Venue 18), to Sunday
When a child disappears, a policeman follows the trail into a fantasy world inhabited by brawling sailors, giant vacuum cleaners and acres of popcorn in this winsome comedy performed by Toronto’s Alon Nashman (2007’s Kafka and Son).
A tribute to childhood by Quebec-based playwright Wajdi Mouawad — whose drama Scorched was adapted as 2011 Oscar-nominated film Incendies — this story takes a meandering route. As Alphonse walks along a country road, chasing an imaginary hero on a mission to retrieve the world’s cake recipes from a mysterious nemesis, the boy’s friends recount some of his frequent flights of fancy.
Nashman is a chameleon, playing dozens of characters along with a gentle narrator who steers the audience to a poignant conclusion.
— Pat St. Germain
From the official Fringe Festival program:
'If, by some extraordinary twist of fate, a man crossed paths with the child he used to be .... Alon Nashman (Kafka and Son, 5 STARS Winnipeg Free Press/CBC Winnipeg) takes you on a whimsical journey with 27 characters, one actor and loads of popcorn.
"A one-man wonder" 4 STARS - Toronto Star
"A runaway theatrical success" 4 STARS - Globe and Mail
"There's no more enchanting show in town" 4 STARS - NOW Magazine
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Length: 60 MIN
Discount Tickets: $8 Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)