Me, My Stuff and I: A Multimedia Comedy (Barry Smith) 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Sam Mooney

Barry Smith Me, My Stuff and I is playing at the George Ignatieff Theatre – an air conditioned venue! Today, that was a bonus.

I’m a big fan of Barry Smith. I first saw him three years ago when he did Jesus in Montana and then 2 years ago when he did American Squatter. I said then that I’d go see Barry Smith read the phone book. It still holds. In fact I could just copy and paste that review here.

We follow Barry through his childhood as he fills in the blank spaces in his baby book with old pictures, his grade 1 class work, his year book, home movies, a journal, and videos – the stuff.

Barry is low-key, funny, self-deprecating, and sometimes biting. He’s a master of the slide show. It makes me think about people doing presentations of their trips – or whatever – complete with slides.

Definitely worth seeing. And don’t forget the bonus – air conditioning!!!

Details:

– Me, My Stuff and I: A Multimedia Comedy is playing at the air conditioned George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.
-Fri, July 2 7:00 PM
Sat, July 3 11:00 PM
Mon, July 5 2:45 PM
Tue, July 6 7:00 PM
Thu, July 8 9:45 PM
Fri, July 9 1:45 PM
Sun, July 11 3:30 PM
– All individual Fringe tickets are $10 ($5 for FringeKids) at the door (cash only), Online at www.fringetoronto.com, by Phone at 416-966-1062, in person (June 30 – July 11 only) at The Randolph Centre for the Arts, 736 Bathurst Street (Advance tickets are $11 ($10+$1 convenience fee), and $5 for FringeKids (no convenience fee for kids tickets).
– Several money-saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows