Company: Murball Productions, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 15 - Studio 320
Actor Murray Farnell brings the titular character of Henry to life with energy and enthusiasm that is breathtaking.
Going in to Here Lies Henry
, it can take a while to get your bearings. But if you can manage to grab a hold of the rapid, train-of-thought narrative, you'll quickly be swept up and into the mind of an incredible character.
Actor Murray Farnell brings the titular character of Henry to life with energy and enthusiasm that is breathtaking. A compulsive liar with a potentially dark past, this is a deeply flawed man, unraveled and laid bare before the audience.
While there isn't a conventional plot to speak of, the show is presented as a slowly unfolding riddle. Through fuzzy recollections and fables, it becomes slowly clear exactly who Henry is and why he lies.
Punctuated by overly enthusiastic dancing, violent outbursts, and nervous tics, the show exists in a state of entertaining awkwardness - you'll find yourself cringing and laughing in equal measure.
Raw, uncomfortable, and engaging, Here Lies Henry
is a beautifully written and acted 75 minutes of theatre.