Company: Forget-Me-Not Productions, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 3 - The Playhouse Studio
One gets the sense that his production exists solely to espouse the political and religious viewpoints of its creator.
Somewhat blasphemous and entirely bewildering, Jesus' 13th Video
is less of a Fringe show and more of a sermon.
The plot goes like this: a man claiming to be Jesus releases a series of videos on YouTube. He's then booked on a struggling weekend news show, where he is met by a skeptical anchor and his devoutly Christian producer. All the while, federal agents and protesters wait outside to apprehend Jesus.
Confused? The audience was too.
What follows is an uncomfortable, hour-long interview between Jesus and the anchor. The nonsensical plot is further muddled by poor acting and a tendency for characters to awkwardly deliver huge chunks of exposition through one-sided phone conversations.
One gets the sense that this production exists solely to espouse the political and religious viewpoints of its creator. From 9/11 conspiracy theories, to critiques of capitalism, to a suggestion that we're all living in "The Matrix" - the message is confusing and somewhat controversial.
Save your money and head to a Sunday service instead - at least church is free.