Monday, June 15, 2009

Fringe Family Fun Show

The Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood & Oonaugh will be a part of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival for the fourth straight year. After another very successful run last year, Greg is once again presenting a family friendly Fringe option. Designed to entertain the whole family with sleight of hand, illusion, comedy, and audience participation, this presentation will leave everyone smiling. A full hour of fabulous family fun; this show is forecasted to be a family favourite. Find us on the First Floor of the Argue Building – Venue 15.

If you're looking to take the kids to a family-friendly, eye-catching show, look no further. But, the charm of this ever-so-well-done 60-minute magic act is not in how flawlessly coins appear and disappear from behind kids' ears nor how the string that is cut into a dozen little pieces always comes back together again, it is that the entire family can sit and enjoy the performance together; and ‘ta-da!’ that, ladies and gentlemen, is what families are looking for in a good Kids Fringe show.
CBC Review

This is a jolly one-hour magic show, filled with clever hocus-pocus, cornball humour and truly awful puns (which are the best kind).

Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end.
Winnipeg Free Press

Show Dates & Times

Thur July 14 - 1:15pm
Fri July 15 - 1:15pm
Mon July 18 - 1:15pm
Tue July 19 - 1:15pm
Wed July 20 - 1:15pm
Thur July 21 - 1:15pm
Fri July 22 - 7:00pm

Greg & Oonaugh Wood

Illusionist Greg Wood is an award winning illusionist, speaker, and comedian. He and his wife Oonaugh have performed their own brand of Comedy and Illusions across Canada, the northern United States, England, Hong Kong, India, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Mexico.

Over the last several years they have entertained hundreds of thousands with their comedy and illusions at schools, festivals and corporate events. Their show is a three time winner of Winnipeg’s “Best of Variety Actand Greg has twice won Manitoba’s “Close Up Conjuror” award. Their show was also chosen to represent Manitoba at the 1999 Pan – Am Games and at Vancouver’s Street Fair. In 2000 they were chosen from over 100 applicants for a tour of central India.

Greg is a graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic, in La Verne, California and studied under Master Illusionist Duane Laflin of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Greg & Oonaugh are probably best known for their school shows:

 The Illusions of Drugs – Drug Abuse Prevention Program
 Strangers and Other Dangers
 Anti-Bully & Empathy Program