Vancouver Fringe Festival review: Small Town Boys

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      Sean Casey LeClaire knows the importance of detail: his description of the tavern in Chateauguay, Quebec, where he and his pals hung out in their teens has big jars of pickled eggs and fat cow tongues, “sawdust on the floor and free corn on the cob”.

      We later leave the tavern and travel around Canada with LeClaire’s alter ego, Eddie, and his friends Bo and Big Willy as they stumble into adulthood with varying degrees of success.

      Although LeClaire’s writing is often lyrical and he’s a warm, engaging storyteller, the gaps in his narrative and his digressions from the trio’s friendship make it hard to get a handle on this play’s focus—and on opening night, LeClaire’s frequent calls for lines were distracting.