Actor, writer and director Kurt Spenrath's been called Edmonton's Oscar Wilde, but what does that mean? That he delivers bons mots and checks out cute young guys at the West Edmonton Mall? Whatever. Two months ago, the new associate director of the Poor Alex moved to Toronto, where we have plenty of other Oscar Wildes. He's starring in the acclaimed production of Super Ed, Chris Craddock's solo show about a comic-book-obsessed man who finds his vocation as a superhero without powers. Don't be surprised if the westerner's career goes up, up and away. Super Ed opens Wednesday (September 11). See listings, page 109, for details.
Russell, Cobain or Weill? Anyone but Waldheim.
Back-to-school wardrobe ideas? Picket signs and sandwich boards.
How do you plan to make the Poor Alex rich? Sell chlorine to the Toronto Public School Board.
What's the main difference between Edmonton and Toronto? The air in Edmonton has a subtler aftertaste.
If you were a porn star, what would your name be? Stockwell Day. You know it would sell videos.
Who'd be your fan base? Rednecks and cousin-fuckers, just like the original Stockwell Day.
If you were a beer, what would your slogan be? "Always goes down."
McDonald's Light Tastes menu -- verdict? Guilty as charged.
Late-night TV guilty pleasure? Harry Stinson and The Condo Show. I didn't know vampires had such terrible taste in sports coats.
Besides seeing your show, what should people do if they can't get into the film fest? 'Shrooms.