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Swimming to Cambodia

Post  Admin on Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:52 pm

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Great show

Post  teenage aesthete on Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:40 am

This is my favourite show from the whole past year. Yay!

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Entertaining and Informative

Post  grace on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:15 pm

Don't miss this show! The venue is new and people seem to be having trouble finding it. But it is a good one with easy parking. Shawn makes this script his own and takes us on quite a ride. Well written and well acted.

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Re: Swimming to Cambodia

Post  garz on Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:21 am

A fellow reviewer compared this show to Gus Van Sant doing a Psycho remake. The problem is you can go rent the original Psycho and still enjoy everything the original audiences did. While you can rent a version of Swimming to Cambodia, you never get the real sense of the one man show. A man (or woman) standing (or sitting) in front of an audience, telling a story. Watching the sweat beat off their brow. Listening to the voice crackle at tense moments. Shawn does an amazing job of channeling Spalding in this show. A well worth while effort and one of the best shows this year.

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Monday Magazine review

Post  uG on Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Ľ Swimming to Cambodia

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Looking for a nearly impossible theatrical challenge? Take an iconic monologue by one of the undisputed masters of the form and breathe fresh life into it, without diminishing the scriptís original power. Such is the task facing Shawn Watson with Spalding Grayís Swimming to Cambodia. Perhaps even more relevant now than when it debuted 20-odd years ago, Grayís tale of The Killing Fields remains a powerful piece of theatre and Watson does it proud with his captivating, maniacal and high-energy (at least, from the waist up) performance. Simple lighting, an evocative sound design and confident direction by Graham McDonald make this an enviable meeting of script and talent.

--J.T.

Venue 7: Thursday 8:45, Saturday 6:15, Sunday 6:00

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Swimming To Cambodia

Post  mcsquare on Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:38 am

To read my review of this play (and others in The Fringe) go to www.plankmagazine.com

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