One bus stop … infinite destinations. Wonderheads return with their larger than life masks and a story that bends time and space in a journey of epic proportions
The Middle of Everywhere
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St
1. Tell us about your show.
The Middle of Everywhere is about two strangers who discover a mysterious device that whisks them away on an adventure through time and space. Winston is a particularly particular man, and Penny is a particularly precocious girl, and together they must fight off prehistoric creatures, survive thebattlefield and avoid upsetting the course of history. AND they have to figure out how to face their own fears and find their way home. know exist – also holds the key to Rhonda’s healing and a future filled with possibility.
2. Why should someone come see your show?
Our work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form that’s like watching a living cartoon. People often call our style ‘live-action Pixar.’ It’s a truly magical experience – you would think these fixed masks couldn’t convey much story or emotion, but you will be amazed at how the masks truly comes to life on stage – you will see them shift expressions, change emotions, and tell a story with full emotional range. You have to see it to believe it!
3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
Okay, it’s arguable as to whether they’re superheroes, but I’m going to go with Bill and Ted (of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 90’s cartoon). Bill and Ted as whisked away on an unexpected time-traveling adventure, much like the heroes of our show!
4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?
I’m really excited to see Chris and Travis. These guys killed it in the Saskatoon Fringe but our showtimes always conflicted so I could never see them. I can’t wait to see it!
The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.