Fringe 2012: PornStar
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Fringe 2012: PornStar

Photo by Aviva Armour‐Ostroff.

Beefy Geek Productions

Tuesday, July 9, 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 9:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 3:30 p.m.

Tarragon Theatre Mainspace (30 Bridgman Avenue)

Mousy Albertan librarian Esther (Amy Lee) receives an email notifying her that she has been nominated for an award in amateur pornography, thus setting off a chain of events in this new play by Fringe favourite Chris Craddock. Brought along on Esther’s odyssey are her evangelical Palin-obsessed mother (Lynne Griffin) and a mischievous sex advice columnist (Sarah Mennell), as well as Esther’s deceased sister (Heather Marie Annis) whose escape from Hell is a curious side-plot.

Craddock’s script is imbued with his usual up-tempo wit and Lee in particular shines as the hapless Esther, but unfortunately the themes of sexual awakening and religious oppression gets somewhat lost in its own jauntiness.