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July 15, 2012

Winnipeg Fringe: The Getaway l The Optimists


Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave, Alloway Hall
July 19 to 28

Written & Directed by Andrew Lizotte
Starring: Dan De Jaeger, Melanie Dahling, Quinn Greene, Tim Gray, 
              Shannon Jacques, Sam McLean

The Getaway is a look at what it means to be an adult and a parent in the style of 
Samuel Beckett and The Marx Brothers.

Stephen is a family man in the midst of a midlife crisis. 
While flying to the tropical island of San Marcos on vacation, he convinces his wife Carol 
to leave their child on the plane when it lands. 
Will Stephen and Carol finally regain control of their lives?

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Relativity Theatre presents:
The Optimists by Morwyn Brebner

The Tom Hendry Theatre, MTC Warehouse, 140 Rupert Ave. at Lily St., main entrance
July 19 to 29 

Canadian playwright Morwyn Brebner explores dysfunctional relationships in this Mamet-esque, emotionally charged dramatic comedy set in “Sin City”.  Where else would you get married at sunrise with killer hangovers and then go to Denny’s for breakfast? 

Four Canadians find themselves in a Vegas Motel room.  Two plan to wed and the other two are already married.  Who is the happier couple?

CAST: Leslie Boardman, Karl Eckstrand, Jennifer Gottwald, Martin Duke Wilson
DIRECTOR: Sandor Demeter

TICKETS: $10 General Admission / $8 Students, Seniors
PERFORMANCE on July 25 @ 3:30 pm  ** 2 FOR $10 **
Under 16 not admitted

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