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We all have to give in to the inevitable at some time. To discover our roles in life and accept them, at least for the time being. Some roles are positive, and some are not. But they're real, and the sooner we yield to them, the sooner we can move on. And herein lies the basic theme of Simple Simon - a story set exclusively in Flatbush, Alberta (which is apparently a real place - who knew?). It tells of a young family's relationship struggles, and the married couple's fight to accept (or refuse) each other while “watching over” their live-in relative, Simon. The strong acted performances are decidedly the highlights of Simple Simon, as they take a slightly awkward script and turn it into a believable and recognizable experience for anyone who's ever truly reflected on a relationship.

Three out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 15th, 2010 at 1:43pm     

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