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Fringe review: The Wet Dream Catcher

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The Wet Dream Catcher is a one man show featuring the comic misadventures of a man, Miss. Nancy as he tries to get the audience to reveal sexual proclivities and urges to the ever present dream catcher that watches the audience sternly from the stage. This interesting experiment comes from the mind of actor and writer R.C. Weslowski who hails from Vancouver.

The play has a very loose story as Weslowski’s character, Miss Nancy describes how he got into a particular predicament and why he must wash the audience’s shame away using his magic device. The story however is irrelevant as it is just a platform to further engage the audience and make them part of the experience. This is the real fun of the show as Weslowski plays games, throws toys and presents a carefree fun energy that would be hard to replicate.

This is a play that is surreal, absurd and sexual all at once. Weslowski has a magnificent energy and stage presence that caries throughout the show as the audience is left to wonder “What the hell is going on?” Weslowski’s character is engaging, thoughtful and at times whimsical and nonsensical which makes for one of the more interesting Fringe shows in this year’s line-up.

Another strength that Weslowski brings is an interesting use of lexicon and idioms that are presented in a rhymes and poetry that brings a sense of uniqueness to already unforgettable show.

The one complaint the show suffered from was that at times Weslowski seemed to push the sexual content of the show for no other reason because he could . This was just one minor speed bump in an already solid show.

The Wet Dream Catcher is playing at the Cosmo Senior Centre and you can check out www.25thstreettheatre.org/ for additional details on times and dates.


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