From Fringe 2018

Old Dyke Tales

Howl Theatre—Red River College – Roblin Centre

As a queer woman myself a show entirely about lesbians can be disgusting, or enlightening. This was more than enlightening, it was funny, touching, and real. It is so important today in the young queer community to remember how far we’ve come, even in these last few decades, and that’s exactly what this show does. It’s the people like Maeve, the focus of the show, who allowed kids to be (more) open than she was. We are taken through her life in a series of monologues, scenes, and poetry so beautifully woven together that I barely had time to settle before moving on to the next scene. While sometimes it was a little difficult to tell when she switched characters, it was relatively easy to follow. Call me biased, but this is nothing less than a must see, especially for today’s gay youth.

Arden Pruden