EYE CANDY
by Stephanie Morin-Robert
Merkin Sisters - Vancouver, BC
 http://stephaniemorinrobert.com
V.21 - MTYP - Mainstage 
5 STARS “HILARIOUS, EMPOWERING AND TOTALLY VULNERABLE” Sharing the stage with her real-life baby, one-eyed MOTH STORYSLAM CHAMPION and multiple BEST OF FEST winner recounts her pregnancy and epic 56-hour labour as she mines laughs from her most embarrassing sex story yet. From the creator of the multi-award-winning shows BLINDSIDE, The Merkin Sisters and Bushel and Peck. 5 STARS "Expert physical comedy and impeccable timing" - CBC, BLINDSIDE 5 STARS "Outrageously hilarious" - Montreal Gazette, The Merkin Sisters

Cast:
Stephanie Morin-Robert and her baby Olive Julie Knowles

    
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Comedy

Audience:
Parental Guidance

Warnings: Mild language, sexual content, nudity, Exposed eye socket

Wed July 17 10:00 PM
Thu July 18 7:30 PM
Fri July 19 9:15 PM
Sat July 20 7:45 PM
Sun July 21 7:45 PM
Mon July 22 7:30 PM
Tue July 23 9:15 PM
Wed July 24 7:45 PM
Thu July 25 9:15 PM
Fri July 26 7:30 PM
Sat July 27 8:00 PM
Sun July 28 6:30 PM

EYE CANDY

Merkin Sisters—MTYP – Mainstage

Although she was miked the first few words couldn’t be heard as the mike was not turned on. Even with the head mike I couldn’t hear her well and missed a lot of what she said (my wife asked me “What?” a few times too)

Very touching, some amusing portions, but I missed a lot.

Bob Migliore


EYE CANDY

Merkin Sisters—MTYP – Mainstage

I will see Stephanie Morin-Robert, of the famed Merkin Sisters, any chance I get! She always pushes the envelope; and is the epitome of fringey. If you are of an extremely delicate nature, you may not appreciate just how far her boundaries extend, but anyone with a true love of the unique, will be delighted with this show.

Many in the audience did not recognize her as she mingled with the crowd pre-performance, as she was sans the full pubic hair costume she is famous for. Once seen, never forgotten.

It was different, but lovely to see her perform solo, as she shares the wild highs, lows and life-threatening events of her life on the Fringe circuit while pregnant, billeting, experiencing health crises, giving birth, often without her partner Allistair Knowles (of James and Jamesy). The extent of her love for her fellow Merkin sis was so sincere and heartfelt. Her use of her missing eyeball socket (yes, she lost an eye to cancer at age 2), and many other various body parts to represent the baby she was carrying had the crowd cringing and cracking up simultaneously.

Outrageous, heartwarming, and just plain talented, you should never miss an opportunity to treat yourself to an hour like no other. Fresh breast milk and flying eyeballs anyone?

Lisa Campbell