In Sink or Swim it’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies as Beverley Elliott trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school.

Sink or Swim
Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway

1. Tell us about your show.

My show is a reflection of those early years of life, those first memories we have as children, and how they shape us as adults.   I have vivid images of the transition from the safety of home with mom, to the blindsiding shock of the great big world of a one room school house.  Thirty-five farm kids, a strict teacher, grade eight bullies and a wide eyed, eager five year old.

2. Why should someone come see your show?

See this show if you want to hear honest storytelling, told with heart, humor and truth.  It’s like a conversation with a good friend – you’ll feel warm and uplifted at the end.

3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Supergirl. Innocent, fearless, ready to dive into any situation in spite of not knowing the outcome.

4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?

Anything at the Rio Theatre.  Gary Jones’ Ask For Details.

The 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 8-18 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.