PLAY REVIEW: A Tension to Detail (Hamilton Fringe)

There’s something to be said about a good story. And sometimes the best stories are those told by someone who can really bring a story to life. Gerard Harris has a great story to tell and really tells it well.

The story Harris tells is that of his own life, which is where some of the knowledge and passion come from. And while he is telling a story, his performance is also a commentary on story telling. The start, middle and end and how part of telling the story is about deciding what not to tell. The ninety percent of the story that doesn’t need to be said, to make the story really flow.

I won’t go into the nuts and bolts of Gerard’s story here though. I’ll leave it to the man himself.

Harris tells his story with such passion and humour that it was truly an engrossing sixty minutes. I found myself hanging on every word as he eloquently detailed the events of his life as they happened, even weaving humour into some events where there wasn’t anything to laugh about. Extinguishing the tension of a sometimes tragic event and revealing the core humanity of that event is truly a talent.

Gerard Harris is a very funny guy and an exceptional story teller.

I’ve always said that one of the things I most enjoy is listening a good story. If you want to have a quiet, relaxing, and fun time listening to an engrossing and talented storyteller perform his craft, you must visit the Theatre Aquarius during Hamilton Fringe.

Listen as Gerard Harris tell you his story. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Playwright: Gerard Harris
  • Director: Gerard Harris
  • Cast: Gerard Harris
  • Warning: Mature Content, Strong Language
  • Show Type: Comedy, Drama
  • Audience: Mature
  • Running Time: 60 minutes

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