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This touching story is of a woman's imagining her grandfather's relationship with a woman during World War I in Paris, based on a box of letters she found in her grandparents' house in rural Alberta when she was 16. The play switches between spoken word and well-crafted prairie and Parisian folk songs played by a talented backing band and usually sung by the lead Andrea House (who also co-wrote the play, which is based on her own grandparents) and Dana Wylie. The story is sweet if a little bit overly sentimental and precious (inescapable, really), the songs are beautiful and masterly written, and the story evolves out of imagining and into a very touching and emotional conclusion. Overall, a great story teller, a great story and some really great songs.

Four out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 15th, 2010 at 11:44pm     

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