Fringe St-Ambroise Montréal 2018 Festival: the disappointments
by Luc Archambault
Some shows move me, some not. A question of taste, of interest, of text quality, of the acting. But this last criteria has rarely come into focus, the quality of acting being quite high in this year's edition. But here are my choices in the worst play category for this year's Festival.
Girl in the Box
Photographer: Kenton Doupe
J'ai envie de t'appeler bébé
Photographer: Joannie Vignola
Bof. Without real interest. The search for a "fuckfriend" orbits an existential void, a black hole both in the text and in its theme.
A dyke's guide to fair play
Photographer: Daughter Product
Photographe: Théâtre des laides
I know, we're in the midst of the #metoo era. But should this be a reason to tolerate a delirium based on a denunciation of the male gender? Easy, way too easy. Before stepping onto a stage, this play should have been garnished with more meat, because its bones are showing. A great disappointment.
A man alone: Al Goulem's One-man show
Photographe: Al Goulem
Photographe: Victoria Dudley
A too complex storyline, badly constructed, unrealistic. With over the top acting. Just boring.
Xhignessed it: a celebration of failure
Ah Geez Productions hasn't even judged it necessary to submit photos with their meager press dossier. In fact, the title says it all: a true failure.