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FRINGE REVIEW: The Survival of Pigeons

We’re seeing what could be Edmonton’s next generation of mainstay artists in this production.  The rather sexy  Kyla Shinkewski and Jamie Cavanagh deliver as Anna and Alex -  a couple who have just moved in together, only to have a growing pigeon infestation reveal fault lines in their relationship. (Side note – this play thankfully doesn’t overdo the bird theme). Kudos to the pair for hitting all right emotions without going too far – you believe in them as a couple, you relate to the dissonance that baffles and overwhelms them and you want them to work things out, even as every action reinforces incompatibility. It’s a mature work handled by an already prolific duo - playwright Jon Stewart and director Vincent Forcier. Nearing their mid-20s, the Surreal SoReal Theatre co-founders are sending a message through this play : they’re ready for a bigger stake in Edmonton’s art scene.

Four out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 14th, 2010 at 11:39am     

Comments: 2

Point out wrote:

Where is the star rating?

on Aug 14th, 2010 at 4:06pm Report Abuse

Point out wrote:

Thank you!

on Aug 16th, 2010 at 12:44pm Report Abuse

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