Slowly and Sideways
Shoestring Players - Winnipeg, MB
V.11 - Cre8ery 
“Do something that frightens you at least once a year. Builds character. Strengthens moral fibre. You ought to try it sometime.”

Life goes in many directions. Shoestring presents four short plays celebrating the existential perils of life. Sometimes we confide in best friends or strangers. Other times we "lean back and look up”, catching glimpses of our true self.

Anything For You by Cathy Celesia

Duet for Bear and Dog by Sybil Rosen

The Man Who Couldn’t Dance by Jason Katims

Ferris Wheel by Mary Miller

Show Info:
60 Minutes



No warnings

Fri July 15 8:45 PM
Sat July 16 7:00 PM
Sun July 17 8:45 PM
Mon July 18 7:00 PM
Wed July 20 7:00 PM
Thu July 21 8:45 PM
Fri July 22 7:00 PM
Sat July 23 8:45 PM

Slowly and Sideways

Shoestring Players—Cre8ery

Four plays make up this dramedy and each of them are so whimsically fun, they seem to pass in no time. Common to all of the skits, they feel like older British comedy shows, witty, charming, slightly-off, but good, clean fun.

“Anything for You”: This story has so many turns, it feels like driving down a mountain switchback at 20 km/h faster than you should, with a surprising revelation after each twist.

“Duet for Bear and Dog”: This is the funniest segment to me, probably helped by the cuteness factor.

“The Man Who Couldn’t Dance”: “Your baby is ugly…” Have you ever seen such a charming opening line to any story?! Love it!

“Ferris Wheel”: There’s a great life lesson to learn from this one. I missed out on many of life’s great adventures because I was too scared to give it a try. Yeah, I can relate all too well to more than one aspect of this play.

Reviewer’s Note: the final two skits were read by substitute actors because of urgent matters to the regular players. Big compliments to a job well done under tight circumstances.

Ray Yuen