Sam S Mullins is one of the greatest storytellers I’ve ever seen. Seriously. After seeing his Winnipeg Fringe debut in 2011 with Tin Foil Dinosaur, I was completely enamoured with what I had just experienced. Needless to say, when I heard of Sam Mullins’ return to Winnipeg, I immediately placed Weaksauce at the top of my Fringe Festival Must See list.
Weaksauce did not disappoint. I am a sucker for coming of age stories and Mullins’ storytelling had me smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Through 60 minutes, Sam leaves himself vulnerable on stage and will have you reminiscing about your first love when the show ends.
His different characters are so interesting and endearing; so much so that when he mentions he’s still friends with one of them on Facebook, a part of me wanted to go home and do a quick name search on the site (creepy, I know). In the end, Sam reminds us that finding love and a companion are the greatest adventures we will ever experience in life.
Do yourself a favor and see this show. Do it as a favor to me; if he does well, he could come back with another story and I will be at the front of the line waiting to see it… while hoping I don’t creep him out.
5 out of 5 lumpia!!!