by Jim Murchison
In any event they brought their game
What I found great about the Fringe was that performers like Chase Padgett (6 Guitars), Kurt Fitzpatrick (Cathedral City), Noah Spitzer (My Second Smile), Bruce Horak (Assassinating Thomson), Christine Lesiak (Ask Aggie), Jeff Leard (The Show Must Go On), Cameryn Moore (slut (r)evolution) and Zeb L West (Innocent When You Dream) all performed with a very personal connection to the audience. There is a reason that most of the plays that travel well are one person performances. It just makes more financial sense. In any event they brought their game and performed more complete plays than some of the more ballyhooed corporate financed big one man extravaganzas do and I appreciated the craft of these artists. I didn’t mention The Bike Trip, a Fringe favourite, only because I didn’t see it but I did see Martin Dockery’s other play The Pit and enjoyed it very much.