Learning From Experienceby Jim Murchison
The play is directed by Jan Henderson who your programme will tell you is a clowning legend so you can expect physical comedy. It is great fun wondering how the next audience question is going to be pulled from Aggie's box. Lesiak combines a leonine approach with a Guide to the Kama Sutra when it comes time to dip back into the pandora's box of our souls and extract our innermost thoughts.
I would say that about one third of the play is improvised as the questions in the box are provided by the audience. Sometimes the questions are funnier than the answers and at other times a relatively mundane question is saved by Lesiak's reaction to it.
The other scripted connecting pieces are some well written musical numbers that flesh out the details of Aggie's life and philosophy. As with any show that relies on improvisation to a degree, the audience mix will vary where the funniest or most illuminating parts are.
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