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By now, when you see then name Paul Strickland in your fringe program, you know it’s a sure bet.
The Kentucky writer-performer and perennial fringe favourite is back this year with another winning show. This time, Strickland takes us on a musical trip through an off-kilter town where nothing is exactly as it seems.
Strickland’s offbeat sense of humour and delivery recalls that of fellow deadpan surrealists singer-songwriter Father John Misty and the late comedian Mitch Hedberg — but it’s his gift as a storyteller that shines the brightest here. His songs will make you laugh — not many can effectively duet with a squeaky door — but the yarns he spins will make you misty. It’s hard not to get sucked into the weird and wonderful world he creates with just a pair of guitars.
With imagination and heart, Strickland shows us the life-changing magic of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
— Jen Zoratti
From the Fringe program:
A Weird-larious One-Man Musical Road Trip!
This is a wild new world (and Canadian premiere) from Paul Strickland, writer/performer of last year's hit Ain't True & Uncle False (5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press) and 2016's Papa Squat ("a minor miracle", 5 STARS - CBC).
Travel to a strange town where creaky doors sing with you, libraries are separate from truth-braries, and extraordinary stories are shared through yarn and tin can.
David Lynch meets The Wizard of Oz in this one-man musical comedy!
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 – 11:00 PM
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 – 8:45 PM
Sat, Jul 21, 2018 – 1:00 PM
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 – 7:15 PM
Tue, Jul 24, 2018 – 9:30 PM
Wed, Jul 25, 2018 – 6:15 PM
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 – 2:30 PM
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 – 12:00 AM
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM CDT: Adds review.
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