AWKWARD HUG
Written & Performed by Cory Thibert
Cory Thibert - Vancouver, BC
 http://www.linneagwiazda.com/awkward-hug
V.11 - Red River College - Roblin Centre 
Award-winning actor, writer and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart. This coming-of-age story with a twist explores how having parents with disabilities challenges what a “normal” family can look like. Hilarious. Honest. Impactful.
Director: Linnea Gwiazda
Writer/Performer: Cory Thibert
Dramaturge: TJ Dawe
By the co-creator of:
Happiness™, 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press
Wolves>Boys, 5 STARS - CBC
GARY, 5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Storytelling

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Instance of loud music
Wed July 18 8:15 PM
Fri July 20 7:00 PM
Sat July 21 3:30 PM
Mon July 23 10:15 PM
Wed July 25 1:45 PM
Thu July 26 5:00 PM
Sat July 28 3:30 PM
Sun July 29 1:45 PM

AWKWARD HUG

Cory Thibert—Red River College – Roblin Centre

Most people I know hated their parents at some point in their lives as kids. I certainly thought my parents were dicks through my childhood. Then one day, you grow up and realise why they did the things they did—except my mother, she’s still a dick.

For Cory Thibert (Coby), the relationship, maturation and illumination with his family form the basis of this exploration. Along this journey of discovery, you board his adolescent bus and travel through tunnels of sorrow, bridges of laughter and alleys of anguish before reaching the depot of insight. Every aspect of this trip is thoroughly enjoyable as you ride Thibert’s expert story-telling and flawless execution; he’s simply one of the best narrators I’ve seen all Fringe.

Ray Yuen


Cory Thibert

AWKWARD HUG—Red River College – Roblin Centre

At 19, Cory was an introvert in a screamo band, he was fumbling through his first relationship and learning about the extent of both of his parents disabilities.

“Fringe 2018 Must-see…was totally blown away” – Broadway World

WINNER – Spirit of the fringe – London Fringe

NOMINEE – Best English Production – Montreal Fringe

CRITICS PICK – Toronto Fringe