Winnipeg Fringe Festival
This show surpassed my expectations. Based upon the sparse program blurb and the basic poster design, I expected another self-indulgent personal narrative story, which is becoming increasingly common at the Winnipeg Fringe.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. And I am delighted about that. ‘Evacuated!’ is a fascinating true story about a year in the life of actor Erika Kate MacDonald. It is presented as a series of narrated ‘photograph’ vignettes, which are drawn together to present an overall image – sometimes terrifyingly real, sometimes dreamy and ethereal.
MacDonald is instantly likeable. She immediately captures the hearts of the audiences, and kept them rapt throughout. The writing is top-notch, the direction is tight, and the material is original and truly interesting.
Creatively presented and beautifully written, this is Fringe fare at its best.