Yesterday evening I saw the opening performance of Yarn by Acky-Made at Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts. This was, first off, one of the coolest venues I’ve ever been to. It’s one of the the site-specifc venues in the Fringe Festival. Everything is outdoors with cute little cushions on your seats. There were candles and rope lights everywhere with tons of greenery and the smell of citronella was in the air. It was the perfect setting for a summer night at the theatre.
Yarn, written and performed by Alex Eddington, tells the story of the writer spending 177 days on a lonely Scottish Island in an attempt to find himself, but ends up losing his mind instead.
At first glance, when I noticed a large pillar downstage centre, I wondered how the actor would cope in terms of blocking around this seeming disadvantage. However, as the show began, I was so engaged that I didn’t even notice the pillar anymore.
Alex Eddington presents a light-hearted story in such a unique way, through music, sound effects, and props that you are instantly entertained. So well paced, I was engaged throughout.
What can I say, other than the fact that it was just a truly enjoyable evening. Clearly, this show was a labour of love and Alex Eddington‘s commitment to his work was really nice to watch.
- Yarn plays at Majlis Multidisciplinary Arts (163 Walnut Avenue)
- Show times:
July 05 07:30 PM
July 06 07:30 PM
July 07 07:30 PM
July 08 07:30 PM
July 09 07:30 PM
July 10 07:30 PM
July 11 07:30 PM
July 12 07:30 PM
July 13 07:30 PM
July 14 07:30 PM
- All individual Fringe tickets are $10 at the door (cash only). Tickets are available online at www.fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062, in person at the Fringe Club, 581 Bloor St. W, July 3rd-14th, noon – 10pm (Advance tickets are $11 – $9+$2 service charge)
- Value packs are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows.
One thought on “Yarn (Acky-Made) 2013 Toronto Fringe Review”
As the artistic director at Majlis, I should mention that we have a canopy. If it rains, our roses get wet, but our audience stays dry! Many thanks for your review.
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