Vancouver Fringe Festival review: Alpha has mixed success with hockey story
All stories are about struggle. Interesting stories maintain tension by mixing failure and success. In Alpha, writer and performer Evan Frayne introduces us to Rick, a young hockey player from Vancouver Island who is desperately trying to keep his NHL dreams alive while battling alcohol. Frayne is a charming, vulnerable actor and his characters' voices ring true, but, because Rick's trajectory is unidirectional, Alpha repeats itself.At Studio 16 on September 9 (12:45 p.m.), 10 (6:15 p.m.), 13 (8:30 p.m.), and 15 (8 p.m.).