Ms. Sugarcoat and her beaver Pat will be gracing PTE’s Colin Jackson Studio as part of the Fringe Festival until July 26th.
Written, directed, and performed by Calgarian Alice Nelson this send-up of the politically correct “we’re all special” education system has taken current stereotypes, added a dash of knee-jerk populism, thrown them into a blender to render this chunky, clunky, mean spirited comedy.
Nelson’s background in physical theatre is evident as she is an animated yet controlled performer. Unfortunately, she chose to derive laughs by highlighting the oversized, bulbous posterior of Ms. Sugarcoat.
Voluminous buttocks as an erogenous zone made popular by Kim Kardashian have lost much of their comedic appeal and as a result many of the jokes fell flat.
WARNING – this play demands participation, as audience members become students and teacher evaluators. It is the audience and the improvisational aspects of this play that resulted in the best laughs.
Winnipeg’s large improv audience are encouraged to come and participate in this play to challenge Ms. Sugarcoat; a situation that could potentially be an enjoyable party for both.