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Fringe veteran Cory Wojcik shows why he is among Winnipeg’s top theatrical talents with Mix Tapes From My Mom, a one-man storytelling show.
As the frontman of a five-piece live band, Wojcik is also the lead vocalist and guitarist for a nostalgia-infused playlist of tunes performed live throughout the 90-minute play.
The band serves as the perfect accompaniment for a powerhouse script, delivered with a balance of emotional heft and hilarious one-liners.
Sharing a story this deeply personal on a public stage can be a challenge for any actor, but Wojcik is the type of performer whose charisma draws in the audience to create an immediate emotional connection.
That intimacy makes it easier to share a heartfelt performance, creating several occasions for both tears and laughter.
The genuine emotion leaves a lasting impact, demonstrated by a rousing and well-deserved standing ovation on opening night.
— Matt Schaubroeck
From the Fringe program:
Interspersed with selected songs found on his Mom's old mix tapes, as well as a few original songs, local theatre veteran Cory Wojcik, backed by a four-piece band, recounts a story of the most difficult yet one of the most amazing days of his life.
A show with songs you know and a story so unbelievable it could only be true. It's a concert, it's a show.
Set inside the air conditioned X-Cues Cafe and Lounge, come an hour before or stay after for refreshments.
Show Length: 90 minutes
Suggested Audience: Mature
Warnings: Coarse Language
551 Sargent Ave.
(at McMicken St.)
***UNDER 18 NOT ADMITTED unless accompanied by legal guardian***
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 – 7:30 PM
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Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:56 PM CDT: Adds review.
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