Our #FringeDuJour coverage of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival continues with a daily peak at some of the shows coming to this year’s festival.
Baker’s Dozen: 12 Angry Puppets
Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St
1. Tell us about your show.
The show is a one-man puppet comedy where Adam Francis Proulx uses a blank puppet and a briefcase full of facial features to create twelve very different characters that make up a jury deliberating a murder trial. Think 12 Angry Men meets Avenue Q.
2. Why should someone come see your show?
Baker’s Dozen is certainly going to look unlike anything else you see. The show is funny for sure but it is also smart. It deals with contemporary issues like prejudice and the legal system in a new way. At its heart it is a discussion of our first impressions and our preconceptions.
3. If your show was a superhero which superhero what would it be, and why?
Absolutely Inspector Gadget. Does he count as a superhero? An anti-hero? An uncle-hero? Either way, it’s him.
4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?
So much good stuff to choose from. I’m so excited for Jeff Leard’s Sperm Wars. His work is so sharp and funny. And I hear there’s a one-man sex scene.
The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.