Whisper Into My Good Ear

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    1. 7:00 pm
      Whisper Into My Good Ear

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

      Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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      1. 6:00 pm
        Whisper Into My Good Ear

        See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

        Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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      1. 3:30 pm
        Whisper Into My Good Ear

        See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

        Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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          1. 6:30 pm
            Whisper Into My Good Ear

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

            Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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          1. 8:00 pm
            Whisper Into My Good Ear

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

            Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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            1. 8:00 pm
              Whisper Into My Good Ear

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2017/06/whisper-into-my-good-ear/ for details.

              Location: Spriet Family Theatre

          Presented by Vintage Players

          Location: Spriet Family Theatre

          2 thoughts on “Whisper Into My Good Ear”

          1. Jay Ménard
            Reviewer
            says:

            London Fringe – Whisper into my Good Ear

            When is life worth living? When does living merely become existence and, once you reach that point, where’s the value in going on? Do we ever stop living? Or are there always going to be new pomegranates to discover.

            Whisper Into My Good Ear is a two-man exploration of the end of life — and the question of whether we should take matters into their own hands, or let nature take its course.

            The two main characters, played by Pat O’Brien and Lawrence Ripp have lived lives filled with sorrow and challenges. Ripp’s character has a wife who has spent over three decades in a home, suffering from some sort of Alzheimer’s or dementia-based disease. He is losing his sight and has experienced homelessness. He worries about a future without vision that may see him back to begging. Conversely, O’Brien’s character is lonely, has no family, and he harbours a secret that’s been tearing him apart for decades.

            As the two men sit on a park bench, they discuss their future — one that’s set to prematurely end as the two have entered into a suicide pact. Over the duration of the play, they discuss the pros, cons, and sheer lunacy of what they’re about to do.

            The play is a study in characterization. O’Brien is uncomfortably rigid throughout the performance, tortured from inside with this secret that must burst forth. Ripp is more animated and full of life as he vacillates between embracing their pact and having second thoughts.

            The duo enjoy a wonderful chemistry. They feed off each other’s energy, or lack thereof, masterfully, and they execute their dialogue with impeccable timing. It’s an enjoyable show dealing with a challenging subject matter.

            ****

          2. Laurie Bursch
            Reviewer
            says:

            First Charlie shows up. Then Max appears. Charlie is losing his sight and his wife of three decades is slipping away. Quiet, thoughtful Max has his own story. They talk, and joke, question and complain. It’s a simple set-up: Two old men, one bench. And a gun. And two “Vintage Players” at the top of their game.

            *****

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