Inertia
Created by Gislina Patterson, Davis Plett, Angelica Schwartz, & Erin Meagan Schwartz
Happy Accidents - Winnipeg, MB
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
Dear theatre ghosts, before we begin our short program, just 60 minutes long, you can go to the beer tent or wherever you like but before everything begins and everything ends, we want to talk to you about something. Dear theatre ghosts, we want to know how to become a theatre ghost. Did you utter curses in the temple: "Macbeth, Macbeth" and forget to pray? Dear theatre ghosts, we're wondering, if it isn't too much trouble, can we be theatre ghosts as well? We think we're very qualified.

Cast:
Gislina Patterson Davis Plett Angelica Schwartz Erin Meagan Schwartz

 
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $10

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language, violent content, sexual content
Wed July 19 9:30 PM
Fri July 21 6:30 PM
Sun July 23 1:45 PM
Mon July 24 12:00 PM
Wed July 26 11:00 PM
Sat July 29 10:00 PM
Sun July 30 4:00 PM

Inertia

Happy Accidents—Rachel Browne Theatre

“To be or not to be…” It’s been done before—yes indeed, it has, but never this poorly. The troupe shamelessly asked for some Jenny’s (which they might still get) but more than 3.5 stars from other review sites might be a stretch.

This is supposed to be a juxtaposition between actor conflict and development of the play-within-the-play. The multiple fractures between the two worlds makes it seem like swimming across the Avon between jumps.

I had very high hopes based on the start, a semi-spooky, comical address to the theatre ghosts. The Ghostbusters theme busted that ambiance immediately. I slid downhill from there. The political and social statements end up being potshots without any substance or backing. While I agree with what they say, they need more than just one-liners to affect the audience.

The most impressive display about this show comes in the form of beer cans. That’s really too bad as I’ve enjoyed previous work from these actors immensely.

Ray Yuen