THE TRUTH – Winnipeg Free Press Review
The Output at Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Venue 9) to July 24
The Truth will set you free. But it can also make life worse and messier. At least according to Toronto’s Adam Bailey. Take, for example, the time a friend’s girlfriend told Bailey that Coldplay’s Yellow was her favourite love song. The performer was all too eager to tell her that it was actually about death and a funeral. Years later, they bumped into one another, and the woman was still mad at Bailey for ruining her favourite song; he’d long since forgotten the initial interaction.
Bailey’s a talented storyteller whose personality bubbles but never boils over. A self-described “former gifted student,” he delves into myriad topics — philosophy, LGBTTQ+ history, religion, anthropology, biology, addiction — as he comedically wrestles with what it means to be honest and true to thine own self.
His central thesis isn’t new, but it is meaningful, especially in what some refer to as a “post-truth” era: Facts don’t move people. Stories do. What a pleasure to listen to someone equally adept in sharing both. 4/5
— Ben Waldman
The Jenny Revue
The Truth ™
Still Your Friend—The Output at Video Pool Media Arts Centre
With humour and flair Adam Bailey draws upon personal anecdotes and historical references to get to The Truth.
Does the truth set us free? Should we correct someone when their truth is less than accurate? When does the truth matter and when is it unwarranted? Adam has a gift for words and weaving thought provoking tales. If you’ve ever said or received a “well, actually…” then this show is for you. Entertaining and recommended.
UMFM Review – Justin Olynyk
In our fractured society, Adam Bailey explores what is the truth and does telling the truth matter any more? He explores how the truth has been obscured, sometimes even for good purposes. Using examples from history and his own life, combined with philosophy and sociology, Bailey presents a compelling look into the truth. An interesting story told with energy makes for a wonderful Fringe show that I recommend you see.