Inside Albert’s Head is charming but needs more thought

Published on: July 3, 2014

Filled Under: Toronto Fringe Festival

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INSIDE ALBERT’S HEAD is a one-man show about Albert Herz, a likeable older man with a Forest Gump-like ability to solve crime.  As Albert gives us his lengthy award acceptence speech, we’re given a window into his bizarre, yet charming method of going through life. Created and performed by David Ackerman, INSIDE ALBERT’S HEAD is clearly a labour of love; it’s palbable how much Ackerman enjoys playing this character.  Herz is a great character, and Ackerman is clearly in his elemement playing him; what he needs now is to turn his attention to narrative structure and plot development. As much as I liked Albert, I was never clear on direction or purpose, and Albert deserves both. But it’s early in the Fringe so perhaps Ackerman and Albert are just getting warmed up.

INSIDE ALBERT’S HEAD is on at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace. For show info click here. For tix click here.


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