Nothing to Declare (Eric DeWaal)
Winnipeg Fringe Festival
After 60 minutes of listening to Erik deWaal relate his travel adventures (and woes), I was exhausted. Like everyone who’s ventured overseas, I have my fair share of travel stories. But… being held at gunpoint? Hitchhiking? The leg story?
Erik deWaal, you officially win travel. Also storytelling. The tales are well-crafted, the writing first-rate, and the connection deWaal forges with the audience is captivating.
Never mind travel-size shampoo. I think I’d like to take deWaal on my next trip overseas. Since everything dire seems to happen to him, he’d probably get mauled by a rabid alpaca or kidnapped by organ thieves and I would emerge unscathed. But even though experiencing a deWaalian (should be a word) adventure would be fascinating, it’s probably safer to simply see his show once again.