Manitoba·★★★★★ Review

Bizarro Obscure

FIVE STARS Winnipeggers Christy Taronno and Sydney Hayduk are thoroughly entertaining as they sing, dance and goof their way through space and time.

FIVE STARS | This 'travelling exhibition' is silly and other-worldly but not fluffy.

Sydney Hayduk and Christy Taronno are 'Bizarro Obscure' (Peachy Keen Productions)

Rating: ★★★★★

(Reviewed at the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival)

Company: Peachy Keen Productions

Genre: Play - Comedy

Venue: 9 Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall - U of W

If you like your Fringe weird, funny and delightful, then grab your freak flag and transport yourself to Bizarro Obscure.

This "travelling exhibition" has it all: high-energy dance numbers, Seussian rhymes, a bearded lady, a sing-along and an accordion. Buddies Janis and Jujube are cheerful visitors from another world, on a quest to save one boy from peril. As they romp through multiple dimensions, they celebrate the odd and ponder the challenges of being yourself in the digital age.

​Winnipeggers Christy Taronno and Sydney Hayduk are thoroughly entertaining as they sing, dance and goof their way through space and time. The portrayal of YouTube-obsessed Daniel will make you laugh and maybe break your heart.

If you like your Fringe weird, funny and delightful, then grab your freak flag and transport yourself to Bizarro Obscure.- Iris Yudai

Bizarro Obscure is silly and other-worldly but not fluffy. Beneath the beard and the goofy glasses are human vulnerability and joy. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, you won't be disappointed.

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