Drunk Girl
Written & Performed by Thea Fitz-James
TMI Productions - Toronto, ON
 www.theafitzjames.com
V.25 - WECC - ACU Hall 
A mix of theatre and storytelling, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, tenacity, celebration and terror of women who drink. Performer Thea Fitz-James tells stories about underage, small-town drinking, family rituals and false feminisms. She brings the drunk girl to life, asking: is she a contemporary crisis or a radical feminist?

5 STARS "A cleverly curated thesis...she has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand the whole way through." - The Australia Times 

4 1/2 STARS "An effortless and clever storyteller" - VUE Weekly

Cast:
Thea Fitz-James

   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language, sexual content
Wed July 19 6:30 PM
Thu July 20 7:15 PM
Fri July 21 7:00 PM
Sat July 22 5:30 PM
Sun July 23 4:45 PM
Mon July 24 8:45 PM
Tue July 25 7:30 PM
Wed July 26 5:45 PM
Thu July 27 7:30 PM
Fri July 28 7:15 PM
Sat July 29 7:00 PM
Sun July 30 8:00 PM

Drunk Girl

TMI Productions—WECC – ACU Hall

This adventure is a lot of fun. Fitz-James is a excellent storyteller and an engaging presenter with a versatile command of characters. She delivers smoothly and flawlessly, taking the audience in easily.

Her content is amusing and witty but I hoped for a bit more substance. I’ve been a feminist for a long time, a full decade before Justin Trudeau made it cool for a man to be a feminist. I’m very familiar with the feminist issues contained within and I wish there was some more development.

Fitz-James covers a lot of issues in this hour, including a score of feminist topics, many alcoholism topics, generational and socio-political topics. There’s a touch of each topic but not a lot of exploration. I understand it’s not supposed to be a lecture or discourse but these are very important topics. I would like to see this broadened into an intro and have a series of focused discussions, zeroing in on each discrete topic.  Each could be a separate entry into the Fringe world.

Some of the jokes were funny but some were off the mark and just amusing. I would re-write a few of the jokes to bring them to gut-busting hilarity. I loved the wine gag. I knew my imagination wasn’t fooling with me after the first round. Unfortunately, the second round had my attention and what was said took a back seat.

All said, this is a good show and a fun way to spend an hour. It’s a hike to the West End Cultural Centre but it’s worth it. They sell liquor at this venue. You should ask if they have Ice.

Ray Yuen


TMI Productions

Drunk Girl—WECC – ACU Hall

I’m from a small town where, as teens, all we wanted to do was drink. I’ve taken those stories, mixed it with some feminist theory, and have asked: what’s up with Drunk Girls? Why do they take up such a vilified place in the contemporary imagination? Can the Drunk Girl be seen an a feminist figure? Or is she always just a hot mess?

Come See #DrunkGirlThePlay every day of #WpgFringe at the West End Cultural Centre. Inst/Twit: @theafitz