Yes, it does feel exactly like being in one of those seminars with an expert onstage pointing to his slides.
Gunther never veered from “pleasant voice” with it’s cheery robotic quality and the geeky twist in the middle didn’t go far enough to break up the piece for me.
I’ve held jobs in call centres so I’m aware of metrics and have gone to more than a few team building meetings that droned on and on. Even so I just couldn’t get into this play about the absurdity of many office jobs.
If you work in one, it will cleverly teach you how to magic away all your annoying work emails without seeming to do so. You’ll learn to do the least amount of work possible in devious ways that will appeal to your inner hipster.
With rapier sharp wit Gunther parodied office culture and cleverly presented a D-I-Y guide to outsmarting it and making yourself look good while doing the least amount of work possible.
It might have been a brilliant presentation but I prefer shows with more characterization. The cool understated delivery of this play didn’t work for me.
Leash Your Inner Potential is on at the Cinematheque venue.
Remaining show are on Fri. July 28 at 12 noon and Sat. July 29 at 2 p.m.