The Container
by WGD
SgaHdaMdaS - Winnipeg, MB
V.2 - MTC Up the Alley 
Here we are: plunked into our one lifelong container. We perch, we wobble, we weave: bleary little blob-eyes blinking.

Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Weekday matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers, Self-identify as a person with a disability, recipients of social assistance

Genre:
Puppetry

Audience:
Mature

Warnings: Coarse language, violent content, sexual content, nudity

Thu July 18 5:15 PM
Fri July 19 1:45 PM
Sat July 20 5:45 PM
Mon July 22 7:30 PM
Tue July 23 10:45 PM
Thu July 25 3:30 PM
Fri July 26 7:30 PM
Sun July 28 12:00 PM

The Container

SgaHdaMdaS—MTC Up the Alley

The very mysteriously short Fringe program description and puppetry classification drew me to this show and I am very glad I went. First a warning, this is an adult show, additionally if you are overly squeamish about bodily functions, do not like someone talking about death, or are afraid of somewhat creepy looking puppets, this is not for you.

For those that get past the warnings, as you walk into the venue, the stage floor is littered with various piles of stuff, in which you can spot a number of puppets. You also hear some eerie pre-show music to set the mood. Once the show starts you will instantly recognize why this is an adult show. I will not describe the costume the performer, WGD, is wearing or the remainder of the first scene as it would ruin the audience reaction. After that opening, she uses various puppets to talk about many uncomfortable topics in very fun and interesting ways. A lot of the talk is improvised and plays off the audience, as it was mentioned no two shows will be the same. Kudos also for the inventive teeny-tiny matchbook sized show program.

Murray Hunter