Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men
by PUSH Physical Theatre (Devised by The Ensemble)
PUSH Physical Theatre - Rochester, NY
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
The Generic Males' multi-award-winning Off-Broadway sensation returns to the Winnipeg Fringe to give us just what we need: another goddamn show about men. It's fathers and sons, it's war and death. It takes us into the beating heart of the failing patriarchy as it descends into acrobatic absurdity.
Described by The Orlando Weekly as Cirque du Soleil meets Samuel Beckett with a dash a Monty Python. You'll laugh out loud, you'll cry your ass off, you'll bury those feelings deep inside and never speak of them again.

Show Info:
60 Minutes
Physical Theatre

Parental Guidance

Coarse Language, Sexual Content

Thu July 20 4:30 PM
Fri July 21 12:45 PM
Sat July 22 6:15 PM
Mon July 24 10:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Wed July 26 10:00 PM
Thu July 27 4:15 PM
Sat July 29 2:45 PM
Sun July 30 8:15 PM

Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men

PUSH Physical Theatre—John Hirsch Mainstage

I was thrilled when I opened the program and saw that PUSH Physical Theatre was back with their multi-award winning show. Not generic in the slightest, a show by men for everyone explores the male psyche with a flair for acrobatic absurdity with sprinklings of heartfelt humour throughout.

I did find that this show created by Darren Stevenson and Ashley Jones benefited from the more intimate setting last year, but the story keeps the audience on their toes as notions of familial roles, and societal expectations are challenged throughout this 60-minute piece.

It is always a delight to see a show that is polished and probes the audience with questions you’ll be pondering well after the sun sets on this years Fringe season.

Stephanie Natalya

PUSH Physical Theatre

Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men—John Hirsch Mainstage

Winner of Four “Best of Fest’s”, two “Critic’s Picks”, The “International Fringe Encore Series Award”, an Off-Broadway run and even a “Volunteer’s Choice” has left sold-out crowds cheering for more. It’s an explosive, athletic, physical theatre ruined by a tragic lack of understanding. A masculinity satire by two well-meaning fools – arguing, dancing, desperately clinging to the status-quo.

“…exquisite actors and superb comedians…athletic and graceful…” – apt613

“This is the type of inventive, thought-provoking, relevant art the Fringe was made for.” (Best of the Fest) – Orlando Sentinel

Generic Male: Just What We Need Another Show About Men

PUSH Physical Theatre—John Hirsch Mainstage

Those generic male(s) are back, or on their back, behind their backs. Stevenson & Jones are here to amaze us with a great huge venue at MTC/Mainstage to play on, which these two richly deserve and they use it wisely! There is funny banter as they both antagonize each other on staging. The production builds up with the complete amazing and playful choreography these two share. You will be blown away by the trust required between these two pros! They have this chemistry you usually don’t see in generic males. Oh, you may have to bring credentials…as you maybe picked to tech the show!

There was something else I took away from the show, after their slightly contortionists physical dance moves, and after the bows, one feels like stretching after taking in a show like that…which is good!

Kevin Campbell