Reviewed by on    Ottawa Fringe 2014, Summer theatre 2014  

This autobiographical comedy explaining why Alexander (Sandy) Gibson chose a career as a French teacher in elementary school has the ring of truth, even with a little hyperbole thrown in.

Despite a little gentle mockery, there is affection in his characterization of his mother. Gibson offers her a bouquet of thanks for putting him on the right road to becoming a passionate, rather than an adequate teacher, and delivers the description of life in portable #3 with highly expressive punch and energy.

Gibson has an attractive stage presence and Portable #3; Not just Another French Class is not just another navel gazer.

Well worth seeing.

Portable #3: Not Just Another French Class

By Alexander Gibson and Matty Burns

SDT Productions, Ottawa

Plays at Arts Court Theatre