RICHARD FRY * 29/11/2012
Xaviera Hollander Presents
A spasticated love story
This Performance is in English
donderdag 29 november 2012
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"I'd do anything for you, Smiler.", he looked me in the eye...that's when he asked me to help him die.
Smiler is another gripping tour-de-verse that sticks close to Fry's trademark style which will have you laughing out loud one minute and holding back tears the next. Inspired by Fry's own friendship with a young man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the neck down after a drunk driving accident. Smiler examines how we percieve disability. Do we treat those with disabilities differently? How would you cope if you became disabled? What if you were responsible for causing permanent harm to somebody? What if you daughter brought home a boyfriend in a wheelchair? Could you fall in love with someone less able yourself?
Smiler also deals with drink driving, assisted suicide and 1980s German soft-rocker Nena.
Fry's performance is disarmingly honest and committed.
Inspired by Fry’s own friendship with a young man living with a head injury and paralyzed from the neck down, Smiler examines how we perceive disability.
• Do we treat those with disabilities differently?
• How would you cope if you became disabled yourself.?
• What if you were responsible for causing permanent harm to somebody?
• What if your son or daughter brought home a girlfriend of boyfriend in a wheelchair?
• Could you fall in love with someone less able yourself?
“I cannot begin to convey the emotional power of “Smiler”, Like all exceptional art, you leave shedding a tear, not just for the story you’ve just heard, but for its greater exploration of humanity at large. That’s why you must see it.
Mark Shenton at the Sunday Express said:
“ it was the best show I’ve seen at the whole Edinburgh festival”.
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