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Beausejour artist Wayne James’s solo performance takes a winding path through his life and family history, reading several times from a thesaurus along the way.
The narration (which ran only 45 minutes on opening night) touches on a wide variety of subjects from organic farming to credit cards, with no central theme to tie it all together.
It’s obvious that James is a skilled writer, evidenced by a few shining moments of poetic language sprinkled throughout his narration.
However, these instances were overshadowed by too-long periods spent grammatically dissecting a sentence, or engaging in rants that seemed out of place with the rest of the story’s laid-back pace.
The mishmash of various topics makes it difficult to follow along, and leaves the audience searching for some greater meaning.
— Matt Schaubroeck