Edmonton Fringe Festival, The Beer Tent Reviews- Hack


Review by Danielle LaRose

After a “decidedly feminist” critic accuses them of being incapable of writing a convincing female character, self-professed nice guys August and Foster lock themselves in a creepy cabin for the weekend to create a protagonist, Margot, for their new horror play. They each write their own version of her (based unsurprisingly on attractive women from their past), but when both those “Margots” mysteriously arrive at the cabin, the guys are shocked and delighted to find they can control these women’s actions with their writing. Little do they know, their judgement day is close at hand. Extremely funny, disturbingly scary and incredibly human, Hack fearlessly delves into the deep-seated issues of misogyny and encourages change as only art can. This exceptional piece of writing is the future of theatre.

Hack plays at Venue 18, Sugar Swing Ballroom. Tickets and info at the box office or online.

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