PICKS OF THE EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL
November 27, 2016
PICKS OF THE EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL presented by Theatre Alberta, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, and Fringe Theatre Adventures.
Do you organize your cereal boxes by height and colour? Keep everything on your desk at exactly ninety-degree angles? Don’t like to step on the cracks in the sidewalk? Always make sure the stove is turned off? Me too! (Just knock when you get here because the front door is definitely locked.)
“This is the Fringe at its best—heartfelt, hopeful, intimate and smart.” ~ VUE
“A mesmerizing one woman show” 4.5 stars ~ Edmonton Journal
Métis Mutt recounts the story of Sheldon’s coming of age under extremely difficult family and cultural circumstances.
The play is told through a variety of media: stand-up, original songs, storytelling and brilliant multi-character vignette acting in which Elter leaps from character to character with blinding speed and dead-on observation.
The play works on many levels. It challenges us about the stereotypes that we find funny, it re-enacts shocking levels of violence and recounts amazing incidents of traditional healing practice. But the show is no dry pre-digested history lesson, nor is it a plea for your understanding. What it is is funny, touching, compelling theatre that will force any audience to let go of their preconceptions.
Métis Mutt will entertain you, shake you up, make you laugh out loud and will make you weep.
“By turns screamingly funny and brutally honest…a one-man show that blows all kinds of prejudices out of the water” ~ Edmonton Sun