Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns
by Sydney Hayduk & Thea Fitz-James
Peachy Keen Productions - Winnipeg, MB
 http://peachyk.ca
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
Winnipeg Fringe poster child Sydney Hayduk is back with Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns: The Same But Completely Different. A collage of what matters most. Includes unseen content featuring the price we pay for survival. A manifesto. Come get fierce and tango. Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. We have some more work to do. "irrepressible energy" - CBC "well-crafted, beautifully executed" - Montreal Rampage From the creators of: Angels & Aliens, 4 STARS - CBC Village Ax, 4 STARS - CBC Bizarro Obscure, 5 STARS - CBC

Cast:
Sydney Hayduk

   
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Weekday matinees, Fringe performers

Genre:
Unclassifiable

Audience:
Parental Guidance

Warnings: Coarse language, sexual content

Accessibility: English as a new language
Wed July 17 6:30 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Thu July 18 5:00 PM
Fri July 19 7:45 PM
Sun July 21 12:00 PM
Tue July 23 7:00 PM
Wed July 24 3:30 PM
Thu July 25 10:45 PM
Sun July 28 5:15 PM

Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns

Peachy Keen Productions—The Rachel Browne Theatre

From the expanded land acknowledgement, to help the audience grapple with the ongoing effects of colonialism in this nation, to the dialog free physical performance, to address the ongoing deterioration of the planet we live on, this show earns the designation “unclassifiable”.

Deeply earnest, as the actor said, sometimes you feel so strongly, without knowing exactly how to solve the problem. But perhaps starting with that feeling, and articulating it as clearly as you can, you can make things better. Thought provoking, this show is definitely worth the time.

Josh Fidelak


Jellyfish Are Immortal Returns

Peachy Keen Productions—The Rachel Browne Theatre

I only went to see this based on the buzz this team has had in the past, and fond memories of previous shows. If memory serves, their fans screamed down the house at last year’s Jenny’s. But there was no team, just the charming and funny Sydney Hayduk, solo. She was clear that Thea Fitz-James, who was listed in the program , was absent and had nothing to do with this show; and would be mad if she was associated with it. Says a lot. I’m guessing there is a story here that is not being shared, that might explain why this seemed so thrown together. Sydney started by stating her sexual orientation (who cares?) and her deep concern for the ecology (I care). This was more like a workshop than a show, and there were a lot of unimpressed patrons at this performance. Only one member, a friend, I believe, went up to her after. Not a good sign. I stand in line usually, to congratulate performers. A lot of dance movement, playing with props, cheery smiles, and a costume that would have benefited from a trip to a thrift store. A black crinoline (not tattered pink) and black tank would have actually made her look like the monarch butterfly she was trying to portray. I have seen her in the past and she is definitely capable of far more. As she says in the program “we have more work to do.“.

Lisa Campbell