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Always a Fringe favourite, this four mem­ber Win­nipeg sketch com­e­dy troupe does not dis­ap­point as they deliv­er laugh after laugh to a sold out crowd. The per­for­mances are top notch; phys­i­cal and hilar­i­ous, the skits are wit­ty and sol­id, and their tim­ing is impec­ca­ble as they flow seam­less­ly from one sketch to anoth­er, often leav­ing the audi­ence still howl­ing from the last sketch as a new one begins. 
While this has become expect­ed from Hot Thes­pi­an Action, there is one big dif­fer­ence this year — they are not bring­ing us new mate­r­i­al, but rather clas­sic sketch­es from the past. After 13 years, 10 shows, 86 per­for­mances and over 130 sketch­es, there are a lot of sketch­es to choose from; and that is exact­ly what the audi­ence gets to do. Online before each show, the audi­ence vote for what sketch­es they would like to see revis­it­ed, cre­at­ing a dif­fer­ent show each night. The show I attend­ed fea­tured 12 clas­sic sketch­es; some were old favourites of mine like Bach­e­lor of Design” and Love Sto­ry”, oth­ers were new clas­sics from past shows I had not seen before like Vay=Cay” and there were those sketch­es you had already seen but for­got­ten and were hap­py to remind­ed about as they were per­formed in front of your eyes. There is some­thing for every­one in this show; great and nos­tal­gic for fans but sol­id and fun­ny for new­bies as well. A cre­ative way to reuse past mate­r­i­al and a lot of fun to watch, this show is a must see.
Hot Thes­pi­an Action: Clas­sic!
Venue 18 – Gas Sta­tion Arts Cen­tre
60 Min­utes
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