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Leegion

 

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A play meant for the twisted, deranged, and downright macabre, "Leegion" leads its patrons on a dark journey with improv. "Leegion" is a one-man show featuring Lee Boyes, whose ability to deform and reform his face into creepily ghoulish characters makes him utterly intriguing to watch. Though the darker moments fall prey to Boyes’ natural comedic disposition. Moving away from the goofy and downright fun canon of improv, the show is a testament to the spontaneity of the form, but often finds itself plagued by the expectation of a comedy rather than a dark comedy. The show hinges on the spontaneous, giving a fresh take on each show, but also making it vulnerable to unresolved bits or stories. Accompanied by live piano playing, the interplay between music and improv adds the necessary context and mood, which catapults the show. -Ryan Hook
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
3.5/ 5


Reader Rating
10 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/16
  • 3:15 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 5:00 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 6:45 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 3:15 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 10:15 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/25
  • 4:30 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


2 Reviews


  1.  
    Lindsay

    Leegion is a fantastic display of some major improv talent. Lee Boyes is damned good at what he does! Great for anyone who wants to broaden their experience of improv beyond strictly comedy. This stuff if twisted, weird, and yes, still funny (but in a super dark way).




  2.  
    A.G. Pate

    Leegion dips into the dark realms of improv. While there are some moments that will make you chuckle, the main focus is on the macabre, the weird and the creepy. It’s refreshing to see improv which isn’t focussed mainly on humour. This one-man show demonstrates Lee Boys’ incredible versatility as a performer, improvisor and all around terrifying story-teller, taking an suggestion from a member of the audience (e.g., a mirror) and weaving stories which may just keep you up at night!





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