Company: Slanty Shanty Productions, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 4 - Alloway Hall (Manitoba Museum)
Better than Bong Water
The best buzz comes from the acting which is even and professional.
is better than bong water but not by a very long spliff.
The best buzz comes from the acting, which is both even and professional. The story, such as it is, enters George F. Walker country: drugs, guns, break-ins and strong vodka screwdrivers.
The marijuana culture seems familiar to the author, Erin Essery, who is also the strongest performer in the pack. But when the play delves into more serious material like "cutting" as a relief from emotional distress, the presentation turns melodramatic and the material less convincing and responsible.
The play moves at a quick pace and the direction by Curtis Moore is unobtrusive and effective but the writing needs more work to reach the level of the acting.
The pot-themed crossword is a fun idea and easier to complete than the one in the New York Times
, especially for those with fewer brain cells left.