Manitoba·★★★★★ REVIEW

Blindside

A delightful, Fringe-y charmer from a diminutive and daring young performer.

A delightful, Fringe-y charmer from a diminutive and daring young performer

(Thaddeus Hink)

Rating: ★★★★★

Company: Stéphanie Morin-Robert, Montreal

Genre: Play — Comedy

Venue: 17 — PTE Colin Jackson Studio

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(Reviewed at the 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival)

This is the kind of weird summer charmer the Fringe was made for.

In Blindside, sweet and easy-going Stéphanie Morin-Robert delights the audience with stories from her life as a one-eyed wonder. As a kid, she lost an eye to cancer — but it obviously didn't keep her from developing a truly unique and edgy sense of humour.

This is the kind of weird summer charmer the Fringe was made for.- Kaj Hasselriis

Most of Blindside revolves around the very eventful year when, at age seven, Morin-Robert moved with her family from tiny Timmins, Ont. to tinier Porcupine, Ont. The best part is when she recounts a summer camp moment when she did "by far the most intimate thing I've done with anybody." Through expert physical comedy and impeccable timing, the diminutive but daring Morin-Robert re-enacts a truly Fringe-y scene that won't soon be forgotten.

Blindside is definitely one to keep an eye on. 

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