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Jonno (Ray Strachan) is a narcissistic, deeply insecure radio personality/author who gets violent with the women he dates. He says he’s a feminist and that he "loves women." He says women just don’t "get him."
Most women have known men like Jonno, and that’s just one truth that playwright Alix Sobler drops in a searing play full of them.
Don't get too hung up on the source of inspiration for this show, though. It’s actually about four women — the estimable Stephanie Sy, Charlene Van Buekenhout, Elena Anciro and Alicia Johnston — who are taking back their power.
It’s a smart, challenging, and often harrowing piece that delves deep into current conversations about everything from victim-blaming to the ways in which women tear each other down for not doing feminism right — but it’s also very funny, too (Rob McLaughlin is wonderful as Mr. Donkey Long Ears).
Oh, and the satisfying ending will make you stand up and cheer. Whatever you do, don’t miss this show.
— Jen Zoratti
From the Fringe program:
"Which part made you think I like it?"
An angry new comedy about a famous radio personality. And the women he assaults. And Mr. Donkey Long-Ears: his only friend.
Inspired by TRUE EVENTS.
From the people who brought Lulu: A Monster Tragedy and Grand Guignol to the Fringe. And the author of The Secret Annex, Some Things You Keep, She’s Not There and The Cloud Factory.
With Elena Anciro, Alicia Johnston, Rob McLaughlin, Ray Strachan, Stephanie Sy & Charlene Van Buekenhout
Directed by Kevin Klassen
Show Length: 75 minutes
Suggested Audience: Mature
Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence, Trigger warning for survivors of sexual assault
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 – 5:45 PM
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 – 10:30 PM
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 – 1:15 PM
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 – 3:30 PM
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 – 9:15 PM
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 – 6:30 PM
Updated on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 1:14 PM CDT: Adds review