Company: Acky-Made, Toronto, ON
Genre: Storytelling / Spoken Word
Venue: 8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre
Somehow Eddington channels a combination of ukulele legend Tiny Tim and puppeteer Shari Lewis (sounds odd, but it’s undeniably true once you watch it).
Ever felt like you were spinning in circles and didn't know where life was headed next? You probably have if you're a regular human being, which is why Yarn
will resonate with you.
Alex Eddington tackles the ideas of personal transition, isolation and self-doubt through storytelling, live music, and a charming use of props like yarn and flashlights.
Recounting his real-life experience of working at a hotel in Scotland many years back, Eddington is doing more that just telling some backpacking stories. There is an honesty that shines through and drives straight into your own insecurities, which means you may walk out of this one thinking about your problems... but in a constructive, self-reflective way.
The heavy thoughts are balanced out with warm moments, even silly puns and parodies of classic tunes. Somehow Eddington channels a combination of ukulele legend Tiny Tim and puppeteer Shari Lewis (sounds odd, but it's undeniably true once you watch it).
This well-thought out performance encourages all of us to consider our own stories and why we tell them.