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CFUV @ UNO: ‘Me, Myself & Eye’ review

Written by on 05/22/2015

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In Me, Myself and Eye, Stéphanie Morin-Robert says that people often ask her what it’s like to have one eye. She then asks them what it’s like to have two. It makes sense of course — she doesn’t remember life before her operation. The story has a narrow focus, covering a period of her childhood when she was adjusting to a new school, all while trying to hide that glass eye, the result of a childhood case of retinoblastoma. She recalls dodgeball, her crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas, her beautiful cat Simba (JTT played him in The Lion King), and the most romantic experience of her elementary school self (which features a heartwarming, hilarious, and mildly gross twist). She expresses her trepidation not only through her words but through movement, imitating the CT scanner as it spins around her head.

I’ve seen a lot of big performances at Uno Fest — big characters, many characters, all to break out of the mould of a monologue. But Me, Myself & Eye doesn’t really do that. Morin-Robert is a small, bashful presence on stage, and she doesn’t play anyone but herself. It’s intimate, like talking with a close friend late at night after everyone else has passed out at the party. The theatre was dimly lit, making her seem even smaller. I was sad to leave after only 40 minutes, and I wanted to learn more about how her childhood cancer affects her adult life, but as one specific vignette, it is rich with detail. The production is refreshingly minimalistic, but it leaves what’s important —a good story.

—Hugo

Me, Myself & Eye runs again at Intrepid Theatre Club on:

Fri May 22, 8:15 p.m.
Sat May 23, 9:15 p.m.

For more CFUV coverage of Uno Fest 2015, click here.
For ticket info and showtimes, click here.


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