Speech & Debate
by Stephen Karam
The Three Beggars - Winnipeg, MB
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency. As the stakes get higher, the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.
From the company that brought you Woody Allen's Central Park West! 4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press

Show Info:
90 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Mild language
Thu July 20 7:00 PM
Sat July 22 1:45 PM
Mon July 24 3:30 PM
Tue July 25 10:00 PM
Wed July 26 8:45 PM
Thu July 27 1:30 PM
Fri July 28 5:00 PM
Sun July 30 1:45 PM

Speech & Debate

The Three Beggars—Rachel Browne Theatre

A lot can be found when you go digging through secrets. What is found and the aftermath is what this play focuses on. Three misfits rejected by the town find only through coming together can they find love, acceptance, and most importantly the truth. I would consider this play a dramedy. While there are moments of light, the play deals with a lot of sadness and isolation. The story had some genuinely funny bits and I love the opening texting sequence. I also loved the gag of three misfits awkwardly dancing. The characters and well written and very well cast. While the story had a lot of potential I found that the play dragged along. I felt every second of that hour and a half and felt the pace and energy could have been upped in spots. There were also many transitions where instead of waiting for the lights to fully go out, the characters would change and move set while the lights were still up. That took me out of the story and had me asking why. Not the worst show of the Fringe but not the greatest. 

Kaitlyn Kriss