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“Jake’s Gift” a Gift to the Fringe Festival

July 21, 2009 6:10 AM | Entertainment

The following is a submitted review by a ChrisD.ca reader on the Winnipeg Fringe Festival play “Jake’s Gift.”

Jake's GiftAn absolute must see at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival is “Jake’s Gift.”

This one-woman show will have you laughing at the innocence and curiosity of Isabelle, a 10-year-old girl who proclaims she “has the best job in the whole of the world.”

Your heart will warm up to Jake, the 80-year-old Canadian war veteran who travels to Normandy, France for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Jake will also visit his brother’s grave for the first time in sixty years. Note: bring your tissues with you.

You will experience the patience and wisdom of Grandmama.

“Jake’s Gift” was written and performed by Julia Mackey and directed by Dirk van Stralen.

To watch Mackey switch characters from a young child to an elderly veteran was mesmerizing, brilliant and sensational.

“Jake’s Gift” is currently playing at Venue 2, MTC Up The Alley.


Monday, July 20 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21 – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 23 – 12 p.m.
Friday, July 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 – 2 p.m.