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IndyFringe: The Day I Ate Wombat

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 3 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Thu., Aug. 25, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 9 p.m. 2011

What becomes of a boy who once ate wombat? Award-winning Australian comic David Quirk answers that question in his new show about his dreams, sins and stories that haven't happened, but he's going to go ahead and tell them anyway.

NUVO review
3.5 stars

David Quirk engages his audience from the start with a personable, offbeat wit that he readily admits on stage is not for everyone. He tells tales of growing up in Australia, getting “pantsed” by his peers and eating road-kill wombat with a man who, Quirk later learns, was arrested for pedophilia. The performer earns some of his biggest laughs during off-script conversations with his audience, a few of whom, on opening night, teased him for drinking a mainstream domestic beer. Quirk’s humor may not be for everyone, but it’s unquestionably original, and it’s likely to be well-received throughout his run at IndyFringe. — Matthew McClure

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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