Erik De Waal is the gateway drug to a Fringe addiction.
If you want to introduce your friends, family, or kids to the Fringe Festival, De Waal can be your tried and true safe bet option.
His puppet based play, African Folktales, is engaging and a Children’s Fringe mainstay.
De Waal’s adult piece, Nothing to Declare, is mildly racy and contains some F bombs but certainly well within the current TV prime-time standards.
Storytelling’s value as a means of being entertained is evident by the continued popularity of radio along with the advent of podcasts.
Nothing to Declare is one man on a stage with a microphone telling stories. This format is surprisingly more approachable than many forms of live theatre.
De Waal with his deep, rich, baritone voice envelopes you like molasses taking you along on his journeys throughout the world.
Not all stories hit the mark and most illicit guffaws and not belly laughs; but you won’t mind. Winnipeggers will particularly appreciate his description of driving through the prairies as “Canola, canola, canola, canola, something green.”