We kick-off our audacious coverage for the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival with the first in our series of #FringeDuJour. A daily peak at some of the shows coming to this year’s festival, we’ve asked Fringe artists to answers four questions to entice you to want to see what they have to offer and to cross-pollinate the Fringe.
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
1. Tell us about your show.
The Traveller is a one man show starring Vancouver actor/musician Max Kashetsky. It’s the story of a young man sharing a dark tale and the wisdom he learned from his wanderings. It’s like a dark fairy tale crossed with Edgar Allan Poe and told with the aid of folk guitar and harmonica. The Traveller wants to tell you about death, in order to tell you about life…
2. Why should someone come see it?
The show has a dreamy, magic realist quality to it, combined with a feverish intensity and all told with the aid of haunting harmonica! It’s a one man show, but it’s the kind of storytelling that takes you to another world instead of being firmly grounded in this one.
3. If your show was a cartoon character which cartoon character would it be and why?
Remember that Night on Bald Mountain part in Fantasia? Yeah, that’s pretty close. But told by a hobo with a harmonica.
4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own what show would that be?
Super stoked to check out The Coldharts and their show Edgar Allan. The Legend of White Woman Creek was incredible last year and I can’t wait to see the new piece!
The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.