Wheelchair: A Burlesque

Cinderella Ballroom, 185 E. 11th
Sept 13, 14, 15 at 9:30 pm
Tickets $7, $4 concession + GST

Review by Michael Brockington

One granny in a wheelchair, two clownoids, and more smoke than The Phantom. If only someone had pulled the fire alarm we could have been spared the following 45 minutes. Welcome to the dark side of the Fringe Festival: appalling amateur theatre that could never get produced anywhere else. The only amusing thing about the show had nothing to do with the show: it was a sticker on the cloth towel dispenser in the washroom warning that "Intentional misuse can be harmful or fatal."

Send your enemies to see this play; buy them tickets. But please, don't waste your own time. Don't even bother reading this review. I mean it -- stop right here. I still can't believe that at the end of it all I applauded this dribble. Just a little bit, along with the rest of the audience. We are, after all, Canadians.

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