Company: The Miracle Violence Connection, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 4 - Alloway Hall (Manitoba Museum)
The bright spot is a series of Billy Joel parodies slightly more topical when the show was first written in 2002.
There's much wrong with this local production, but the biggest issue is the eponymous incident - Shakey's demise - doesn't even come up until 35 minutes into the 45 minute show.
It's a weak five hander that takes place mostly in an apartment full of differently incapable 20-somethings. The Shakey of the title is the most irksome, playing the obnoxious new boyfriend with a limited toolbox of mannered postures that quickly irritate and make his ultimate demise most welcome.
Ultimately, it's too little too late.
The bright spot is a series of Billy Joel parodies slightly more topical when the show was first written in 2002. But even then, the signing is uneven and slightly off key, making even these welcome breaths of fresh air partly cloudy.
The play wasn't worth a remount and the production isn't worth your money.