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One Polaroid

 

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One Polaroid brings to life the dreary setting of a small, sleepy Alberta town. The original play takes place in the dining room of two squabbling sisters as they wait for their adult nephew to arrive for his birthday. As with every family, any reunion is an opportunity to spill old secrets, but there isn’t anything new about this played-out storyline. The three actors tried to add colour to the dialogue but they tended to oversell the dialogue which made the conversations seem disingenuous. There was a lot of thought put into the awkward tensions between the family that added a layer of stress to the atmosphere but the long breaks of silence seemed overdone. While One Polaroid is able to keep the audience engaged in the story and the setting, the production feels somewhat lost between a tense drama and a lighthearted sitcom.  – Tamanna Khurana 
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Gig City


 
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3/ 5


Reader Rating
10 total ratings

 

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  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 4:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 12:00 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 11:59 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 2:30 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 6:00 pm - 2018/08/25



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


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2 Reviews


  1.  
    Margaret

    This is a beautifully written piece by award winning local playwright Michele Vance Hehir. I was fully engaged as the play unfolded to reveal the secrets, disappointments, joys, fears and fraught relationship of the two sisters. Their nephew arrived bringing a youthful optimism, hope, sense of adventure and some great live guitar to the picture. The characters have depth, there is comedy, quiet pauses to savour, and poignant moments that will move you.




  2.  
    Nancy Henwood

    I just saw this today, Tuesday, and found it to be a 4.5 or a 5 — perhaps it is improving as it goes along. Not only is it great to see a local Alberta play, with tradition, but heartening subject matter, but in particular the acting is excellent. This is a real “play” play — a play with more than one actor, well-constructed, all that. And especially, it is a tour de force for the actress, Jennifer Spencer. Go see it! It’s on tomorrow at midnight, Friday at 2:30, and Saturday at 6pm.
    Nancy Henwood





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