Everybody Dies in December is a dark comedy about living with death. Third generation funeral director, Claire, has it easy making friends. It’s not too hard when they don’t talk back.
Why should someone come see your show?
This show is for people who want to build a strong attachment to human stories, and who appreciate dark humour in the vein of Six Feet Under or Dead Like Me. Claire is a lonely woman who finds comfort in the company of the dead she works with on a daily basis, since she knows they’ll keep her secrets. This show is a sweet and intimate character study, set in world we all have to deal with at one point or another, whether we want to or not. And there are fart noises.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
If the show were a superhero, it would be the Silver Surfer. He’s separate from his humanity but has a keen understanding and perspective from his position outside it all. Plus, his anachronistic behaviour is very funny.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Touring across the country, I’ve been privileged to see many shows already that are coming to this festival. Every single one of these I would see again, but my pick would have to be Field Zoology 101. It is the funniest show I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in a long time.
#FringeDuJour is a daily peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.