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Fringe 2016 Review: Irredeemable

By Arthur Bullock
Published July 18, 2016

Love is a complicated thing. It often comes without your consent, creating feelings that you aren't sure how to describe or control, and the consequences of a romantic misstep can sometimes be quite severe.

Michael Nabert's "Irredeemable" discusses two subjects that are seemingly very different from each other: climate change and romantic love. It is a completely true retelling of his past experiences with these things, from childhood to the present day, which seeks to answer the question of whether or not doom and romance can be intertwined.

Whatever the answer may be, Irredeemable is a show that deals heavily with the concept of love. Whether it's affection towards a woman or a great appreciation for the planet we live on, the emotion of love drives every one of the play's twenty minutes.

Nabert tells his story with a level of earnest passion that is truly incredible to watch. After the show was done, everyone in the room stayed for over ten additional minutes, engaging in a spontaneous group discussion of everything that had come up during the performance.

Such an experience is incredibly hard to explain with any level of adequacy, but suffice to say I was amazed by what I saw.

I am being entirely honest when I say that I would recommend this show to anyone I met. If you have any degree of interest in any of the subjects mentioned previously, or you just want to hear a new perspective, this is a great show for you.

Arthur Bullock is a graduate of Communication Studies at McMaster University. As a reviewer, he combines his two favourite hobbies: theatre and writing.

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By JWilbur (registered) | Posted July 19, 2016 at 11:27:42

OK, convinced me! I'm going!

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