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Winnipeg-based Dan Robertson’s play-dramedy takes audience members back in time to the Second World War to the life of a young physicist named Walter.
As Walter struggles with a quest to end the war with an invention, he is visited by his imaginary childhood friend who questions his purpose in the world.
Crossing over themes of war and ancient Greek mythology, additional audio-visuals attempted to maintain the complex story line.
The hour-long show was filled with tension that was broken when lines were forgotten or when scenes became too complicated with props and actions. Within the script, the jokes fell flat or were buried under excessive information about war times.
Call it a case of first night jitters, the Infinite Monkeys have room to improve their execution for future shows.
— Nadya Pankiw
From the Fringe program:
The Second World War is raging. Deep in the desert, a young physicist toils on a top secret project.
At great risk to himself, he conducts experiments in effort to perfect the most devastating weapon known to history.
He hopes his work will bring lasting peace but a fantastical friend from his childhood returns with difficult questions and offers him glimpses into a larger Universe.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
211 Bannatyne Ave.
Seating Capacity: 120
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 – 6:30 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 11:00 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 10:30 PM
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM CDT: Adds review.
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