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Roy Versus The Red Baron

 

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An educational play has no business being this much fun or heart wrenching. This two-man show first and foremost excels in the chemistry between the two titular characters.  Andrew Gummer captures the honesty and heart of a country lad turned soldier in his portrayal of Brown, and Zachary Parsons-Lozinski brings all the gravitas and ego that an aristocratic fighter ace would maintain in his portrayal of The Red Baron—where the show breaks the mold is in its delivery. It portrays these two titans acting as drinking buddies, discussing their respective roles in the war, their hopes and woes. The two often break into song, dance and monologue—all while maintaining a constant push and pull between friend and foe, between comedy and drama. It’s a show that hits almost every aspect of theatre in a concentrated dose. —Jake Pesaruk
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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4/ 5


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33 total ratings

 

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  • 9:45 pm - 2018/08/16
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 9:45 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 4:00 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 6:00 pm - 2018/08/23
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/25
  • 5:00 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/18 by


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6 Reviews


  1.  
    Satricia

    Great!




  2.  
    Pierrette Requier

    Brilliant. 5 stars

    An amazing piece of writing, a totally delightful, poignant delivery by two of the finest multi-talented writers I have had the privilege and the pleasure of enjoying




  3.  
    Emma Kent

    Great show! Educational, funny, sad, and thoroughly enjoyable.




  4.  
    Paul Smolik

    Awesome show. The story and the flow was great. The interaction between the characters very well done. The actors did a great job. If I can see it again I will.




  5.  
    Jeannine Moreau

    Thought provoking, entertaining and informative all the while hitting notes of humour that only served to reinforce the serious nature of war – war that too often is portrayed in ways eluding the intense emotions it evokes ~ effacing the harrowing lived experience of war as horror up front and personal. Loved your performances Andrew and Zachery – great talent!




  6.  
    Mason

    An incredibly well written and executed performance. A perfect balance of levity, seriousness, historical fact, song, dance and artistic license. Andrew Gummer portrays the Canadian identity of the time authentically in a way that compliments the plot eloquently, while Zachary acts as an aristocratic foil.

    Strongly recommend seeing this, imagine something in the vein of an adult Looney Toons portrayal of life in WW1. Its not often you see something this polished and high calibre at the fringe.





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