Free Beer Episode IV: A Brew Hope
by The Horrible Friends
The Horrible Friends - Winnipeg, MB
V.23 - Duke of Kent Legion 
Not long from now, in a legion not far beer! It's happy hour. Drunken improvisers, striking from a hidden basement have won their first victory against rising beer prices.
During the battle, The Horrible friends will be giving away free beer to audience volunteers who join them on stage.
4 STARS "The dynamic duo doled out a rather impressive - and quite vulgar - performance game after game" - CBC
4 STARS "Enjoyment is guaranteed" - Winnipeg Free Press

Shawn Kowalke, Luke Falconer

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Warnings:Coarse language, violent content, sexual content, graphic violence, nudity
Thu July 20 8:45 PM
Fri July 21 9:00 PM
Sat July 22 10:45 PM
Sun July 23 7:00 PM
Mon July 24 8:45 PM
Tue July 25 7:00 PM
Wed July 26 8:45 PM
Thu July 27 7:00 PM
Fri July 28 10:45 PM
Sat July 29 9:00 PM

Free Beer Episode IV: A Brew Hope

The Horrible Friends—Duke of Kent Legion

After all these years of working together on The Jenny Awards, I finally caught its host, Shawn Kowalke in the act, as he and fellow Horrible Friend, Luke Falconer, worked their way through various theatre games and random silliness.

I wasn’t the only one guilty of Schadenfreude as we watched Shawn take multiple hits from a plastic baseball bat wielded by an audience member trying to earn his free beer by dislodging the supernaturally stubborn post-it notes adhering to Shawn’s shirt. Later, Luke suffered the same fate. (I’m thinking this bit was drawn less from the theatre games ouvré and more from the “stupid-things-that-guys-do-when-they’re-drunk” category.)

They adeptly teased suggestions from the initially reticent full house audience, who clearly delighted in the results. They worked surprisingly well in the tiny performance space, dominated by a supporting pillar. (Unfortunately, if you sat far stage right, as I did, your main visual was their butts.)

It was a laugh-filled hour in a pleasant little venue with bar service throughout the show. Monday was their first sell out. It won’t be their last!

Coral McKendrick