Specimen Sherman
by Mike Seccombe
Dark Horse Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
V.24 - Cre8ery 
Sherman is a lazy, unmotivated slacker drifting aimlessly through his life, who has just been abducted by aliens. Sherman will be given anything he asks for to keep him happy. What could possibly go wrong? Dark Horse Theatre presents this otherworldly comedy about a first-contact scenario gone very, very badly... for the aliens. This bit of cosmic madness is from the creative team that presented the previous Fringe hits Hamlet: Back in Black, Farrago and the consistently sold-out The Beginner's Guide To Suicide.

Karl Eckstrand, Mike Seccombe, David Pruden, Simran Bal, Debra Ross, Emma Stevens

Dark Horse Theatre

Show Info:
60 Minutes

Parental Guidance

Mild Language

Fri July 21 6:00 PM
Sat July 22 8:00 PM
Sun July 23 6:00 PM
Mon July 24 8:00 PM
Wed July 26 6:00 PM
Thu July 27 8:00 PM
Fri July 28 6:00 PM
Sat July 29 8:00 PM

Specimen Sherman

Dark Horse Theatre—Cre8ery

I love the writing talents of Mike Seccombe and Specimen Sherman was no exception. The script is witty, fast paced and has a delightful message by the end of it (something I was not expecting …although truth be told, I didn’t know what to expect!). The acting talent was wonderful – I fully believed the characters, and was rooting for all of them (except for the overlord dude … believed, but didn’t root for- sorry Karl!). This was an all around fun, well presented show. I look forward to future Dark Horse productions!

Siobhan Keely

Specimen Sherman

Dark Horse Theatre—Cre8ery

This one is a funny, quirky sci-fi show about a man named Sherman who is abducted by aliens and becomes part of an experiment. The action follows a high stakes moral dilemma that several characters find themselves puzzling though, and left me wondering what in the world I would do if I found myself in this particular circumstance (unlikely, but one has to consider it.) It is a tale with poignant commentary on humanity and human nature as the aliens try to understand our species. To see us from their perspective is intriguing and funny when the characters continue to puzzle and surprise them. It was also fun to see how many references I could catch to other popular sci-fi that were thrown into the script whenever they could.

Calantha Jensen

Dark Horse Theatre

Specimen Sherman—Cre8ery

Fresh from a whirlwind intergalactic tour of Altair IV, Barsoom, Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet, and Mustafar (that was a rough crowd), Dark Horse Theatre’s production of “Specimen Sherman” finally returns to Earth! Be sure to catch this offbeat alien abduction comedy before it journeys off-world again! Featuring Fringe veterans Dave Pruden, Karl Eckstrand, and Mike Seccombe, and Fringe newcomers Debra Ross, Emma Stevens, and Simran Bal. Stage-managed by the astronomical Erin Rezansoff (with almost no help from Jango Fett). Experience this otherworldly show now, before the aliens come for…YOU!!!