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Ask Me Anything

 

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For Ask Me Anything, British storyteller Gerard Harris gives creative control of his show to the audience, which is probably a terrible social experiment. Harris certainly has the gift of gab, telling story after story about everything from traumatic childhood events to romances in Montréal. It’s a shame he wastes his talent by constraining it to his viewers’ willingness to inquire. Although he nervously stammered his way through the first 15 minutes—repeatedly begging the show-goers for questions—both he and the audience grew more comfortable with the awkward format as the show progresses. Unfortunately, the lack of a cohesive structure just means that the only real progression was that of the timer slowly counting down the hour. Ask Me Anything feels like being forced to go on a first date with a nervous British man. -Scott Meeberg
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
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1/ 5


Reader Rating
36 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 7:15 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 2:00 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 3:45 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 5:30 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 7:15 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/25
  • 5:30 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


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3 Reviews


  1.  
    JW

    We enjoyed this show, although it was sometimes hard to hear Gerard as he was talking so fast. Otherwise, it was a fun show with a great storyteller!




  2.  
    Ben

    First of all, Gerard is Canadian. Secondly, this show was an absolutely beautifully crafted piece of theatre! Everything from the simple set-up to the interactions with the crowd made this show an absolute pleasure to witness.




  3.  
    Mq

    It takes a certain gravitas to willingly host a show that intimate and quick witted, that by it’s very nature hands the control over to the audience. Gerard is naturally charming and relatable, and I found myself wishing the hour would slow down so I could take in more.





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