Throne Life
Written & Performed by Christopher James Van Heyst
The Electronic Gospel - Winnipeg, MB
 http://www.Electronicgospel.ca
V.12 - Asper Centre for Theatre and Film - U of W 
Electronic Music is the driving force that creates the Electronic Gospel. The main character finds his Life in a State of Complete Destruction. He falls to his knees and seeks Wisdom from the Throne of God. The answer unfolds an Explosive Revelation. In order to become Wise, you must become a Fool.


  
Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Storytelling

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Strobe Lights, Smoke or Fog, Spiritual content
Thu July 19 11:30 PM
Fri July 20 11:30 PM
Sun July 22 3:15 PM
Mon July 23 5:45 PM
Wed July 25 6:45 PM
Thu July 26 2:15 PM
Fri July 27 12:00 PM
Sat July 28 10:00 PM

Throne Life

The Electronic Gospel—Asper Centre for Theatre and Film – U of W

This one man play follows a guy who has done wrong and falls at the feet of God to be reborn. One part EDM (electronic dance music) rave, one part spoken word journey, the actor transports then audience to what he believes heaven must be.

The actor was very into his art. He was 100% committed to telling this story and doing his characters justice, damn the consequences. This is what Fringe is supposed to be about after all, telling a story you believe in with all your heart even if people don’t like it.

I was one of the ones who didn’t like it. I knew I was in trouble 5 minutes in. A 10 minute long ‘intro’ was played that seemed to go on and on and on. It was a slow weird spoken-word piece that made little sense. This was followed by 5 original songs he poorly sang along to about Jesus that were 10 minutes a piece. This play is so cringe worthy I didn’t know if it was a big joke piece or a serious presentation of the gospel. In a final moment of comedic brilliance, the character comes out in a costume that I can only describe as Dr. Teeth (of Muppets fame) realness. This was my tipping point and it was all I could do to not laugh out loud.

A play that is so bad it doesn’t get the chance to get good, don’t waste your valuable time and money on this show.

Kaitlyn Kriss