Company: Small Matters Productions, Edmonton, AB
Venue: 7 - The Cinematheque
This is a funny enough dose of reality to make you reconcile yourself to being a 'fallible meatbag'.
Aggie began charming her way into the hearts of her audience even before opening curtain, chatting, mingling, and warming up her wit.
The latter remained copious throughout this one-woman semi-improv show. Interspersed among cleverly rewritten jazz and show standards and the amusing and gory details of her multiple husbands' demises, Aggie reads and response to the questions audience members submit the beginning of the show.
It is a smart actor who recognizes the hilarity an audience can bring with them when properly primed. Aggie is consistently funny, suitably ribald, and even her cheesy acrobatics used to draw each question from her magic box are delightful. This is a funny enough dose of reality to make you reconcile yourself to being a "fallible meatbag".