De­liv­ery of fringe flavour a wel­come win­ter re­prieve

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE -

daugh­ter, as well as some in­ter­pre­tive dance. On this score, Hay­duk is no frail, pre­ci­sion-timed bal­le­rina; her move­ment is ag­gres­sive, joy­ful and even comic.

In­deed, her pres­ence and sheer charisma go a long way in hon­ey­ing over the play’s some­what ragged blend of grim re­al­ity and po­etic fancy.

Fraz Wi­est’s Fraz vs. the Fu­ture is a work not sub­stan­tively changed from the ver­sion he per­formed at the 2014 fringe fes­ti­val.

For the most part, it doesn’t need chang­ing. Wi­est starts strongly with a comic tweak on The Ter­mi­na­tor. He has ar­rived from the fu­ture, like Kyle Reese suf­fer­ing a panic at­tack, to warn us of the dan­gers that lie ahead, start­ing with the sad in­evitabil­ity that, a few years hence, we would all rather use the hand­i­capped but­ton to open doors rather than just open­ing the doors our­selves.

This is all an ap­pe­tizer for the main course, in which Fraz must de­fend him­self from a trin­ity of fu­ture overlords against the charge that he

Fraz Wi­est takes on evil overlords

in Fraz vs. the Fu­ture.

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WIN­NIPEG FREE PRESS

Syd­ney Hay­duk holds health key

in Vil­lage Ax.

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