Fringe in re­view

We’ve been pub­lish­ing Fringe re­views for the past week, here’s but a small sam­pling of the good­ness you can read at the­coast.ca. Now go and see a play.

The Coast - - HALIFAX FRINGE - —Carey Bray —Michael Lake

Is awk­ward code for de­light­ful? If so, Guy and Doll’s Ut­terly Awk­ward World Tour has de­liv­ered awk­ward­ness in spades. Mu­si­cal duo Guy and Doll (AKA real-life cou­ple Nick Cox and Au­drey East­wood), come to life in full form as they em­brace in what I can only as­sume to be a semi-au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal ac­count of a re­cent over­seas trip to Europe, that man­ages to feel both global and lo­cal.

Re­plete with en­ter­tain­ing orig­i­nal mu­si­cal numbers and travel ac­counts that’ll prob­a­bly hit close to home for any­one who’s ever trav­elled in­ter­na­tion­ally, Guy and Doll’s new­est show con­tains im­por­tant re­minders and wis­dom for re­mark­ably stress­ful times. Tem­pers may flare and an­gry chords might oc­ca­sion­ally be struck, but with tour guides as nat­u­rally charis­matic as Cox and East­wood, you know ev­ery­thing will be al­right. Even when their wan­der­lust has ended and our hosts have found them­selves back at home, you’ll find your­self wish­ing you were on the road with them, if only for just a lit­tle longer. tivism, and his even­tual de­te­ri­o­rat­ing health. Jones is so skilled and pre­cise in his por­trayal of each character, and the high-en­ergy show is as­tound­ing to watch from start to fin­ish. Whether or not you have any knowl­edge of Gurthie’s legacy, Woody Sed is an im­pres­sive, im­pact­ful show that tells the beau­ti­ful story of an Amer­i­can leg­end. Do not miss this one.

The Bus Stop Theare, 2203 Got­tin­gen Street $10/$7, Sat Sep 9, 3:10pm, Sun Sep 10, 7pm

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