The Inventor of All Things (and then some)

In The Inventor of All Things, Fringe veteran Jem Rolls tells the little-known story of Leo Szilard, a premier physicist from the “golden age” of atomic physics and a contemporary of the much-more-famous Einstein, Bohr, and Oppenheimer. Jem’s frenetic energy fills the stage throughout this show, and carries this story across the continents and through … Continue reading The Inventor of All Things (and then some)

Ghost of the Tree Leaves an Indistinct Impression

A look at the women of one family through the generations and the anxieties of motherhood that each faces, Ghost of the Tree, by Charles Robertson, is inventively written although it doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression. Starting in the present, with a homeless and pregnant teenaged girl who returns to her grandmother’s abandoned … Continue reading Ghost of the Tree Leaves an Indistinct Impression

Zach Zultanna – Space Gigolo: We’re Buying!

I think can safely say that I’ve discovered one of my favourite performances at this year’s Fringe in Zach Zultana: Space Gigolo. From the intense stare that lasts the first few seconds after the lights come up, the explosion into the narrative, and the hilariously narrated montage sequences, Jeff Leard certainly is a performer who … Continue reading Zach Zultanna – Space Gigolo: We’re Buying!

The Untitled Sam Mullins Project: Storytelling with Soul

At the beginning of his Untitled… Project, eponymous performer Sam Mullins seems to go into a trance. His eyes are wide, his shoulders rolled back, his smile fills his whole face, and as he rolls through his stories with seeming effortlessness, not skipping a word, he tells us all about his struggle with panic attacks. … Continue reading The Untitled Sam Mullins Project: Storytelling with Soul

Two Girls, One-Liners to Die For

Two Girls, One Corpse In Two Girls, One Corpse, Michelle Blanchard and Marissa Caldwell play “themselves” in a rather absurd whodunit comedy universe where there are two suspects, two rather inept literature-inspired detectives, two hungover twenty-somethings, and one corpse. This piece flies by the wit of its script. The story doesn’t make a lot of … Continue reading Two Girls, One-Liners to Die For