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The Many Loves of Irene Sloane

 

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Milquetoast, this timid show was an attempt at levity by writer and director Stewart Lemoine. The Many Loves of Irene Sloan is the story of a young woman bringing a memoir to the world’s worst book club, and it devolves quickly into fan fiction writing. The performers are amateurs; they can be forgiven for the pacing and intensity issues throughout, but the script itself felt hurried. Lighthearted and mildly charming, the story unfolds as told by one official narrator and (four other narrators) to reveal a distinct lack of polish on the show as a whole. This is the kind of classic theatre I come to the fringe for, proscenium and with a plot, which is why this show struck me as disappointing. -Joel Taras
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
3.5/ 5


Reader Rating
37 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 3:00 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 9:00 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 3:00 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/25



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6 Reviews


  1.  
    Roy Eykelbosh

    Having the cast pretend to write a story is an interesting way to tell a story. A failed book club meeting (nobody read the book) evolves into an effort to rewrite a very short old story. The actors are amateurs but with Lemoine’s guidance have turned out an engaging product.




  2.  
    Jeremy Schick

    Who wouldn’t join a book club penned by Stewart Lemoine? Lemoine deftly intertwines the oh-so-flawed modern book club – where few read the book so let’s analyze the title – with the short-story world of Irene Sloan. A wry consideration of what we bring to what we read. Very enjoyable Fringe fare, charmingly acted.




  3.  
    David

    This play was ridiculously charming and funny. The actors did a great job bringing the characters to life. I especially loved the way each character was integrated into the retelling of the story.




  4.  
    Jane Leske

    Saw this show today and loved it! Very funny, great wit, and lots of laughs. Loved the writing, the premise, and how it was delivered by the cast! A true must see, and not to be missed by anyone who is, or who has ever been, in a book club!




  5.  
    Brenda D.

    Stuart Lemoine at his best! A delicious soufflé of a play that merits 4 ⭐️ Stars with this cast!




  6.  
    Jenn

    I am shocked this show only received 2 stars, it deserved more than that! This show was entertaining from start to finish and had the audience laughing throughout. The story was such an interesting concept, and the actors did a fantastic job of bringing the story to life. It’s a must see this fringe!





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