Company: Jurasco Productions, Lydiatt, MB
Genre: Storytelling / Spoken Word
Venue: 11 - Red River College
"You, Me, and Everything Else" is a well-intentioned talk about the state of the world from a guy who believes we’re falling short in taking care of the planet (with a brief poetic interlude courtesy of Robert Service).
Wayne James is a third-generation Manitoba farmer with some weighty matters on his mind. Global economic policy for one, and the future of the earth for another.
He's so keen to share his thoughts that he's taking time from his organic seed farm near Beausejour to perform at the Fringe. When you first spot him on stage sporting bare feet, faded jeans, a plaid shirt and greying ponytail, you may suspect he leans slightly left. Just to make his take on capitalism perfectly clear, he says, "Everywhere I go I'm confronted by poisons that have been placed there by money."
If you follow the news, or watch guilt-inducing documentaries, or buy anything fair trade, you won't be surprised by what James has to say. You, Me, and Everything Else
is a well-intentioned talk about the state of the world from a guy who believes we're falling short in taking care of the planet (with a brief poetic interlude courtesy of Robert Service).
Wayne James is no Al Gore, but he is a straight-shooting guy who speaks from the heart and reiterates our responsibilities as humans. As a bonus, he invites you to sing along.
Spending an hour with him before your next trip to the mall (or the farmers' market) isn't a bad idea.