Slumber Here is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience, in which audience members explore a dreamlike fairy world in order to discover hidden scenes, encounter performers one-on-one, and potentially change the outcome of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Venue: Starting at Granville Island’s Sculpture garden, around the corner from Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.)
Tell us about the show.
Our show is like a live-action Shakespearean video game, complete with fetch quests and multiple endings. You can be as passive or as involved as you want to be, and you will be offered fairy drinks, treats, flower crowns … you are going to have a very unique, individual journey through the story.
Why should someone come see your show?
The show is meant to reverse the contract that usually exists between actor and audience. Instead of us asking for your love and approval, we want to allow the audience to feel our love, appreciation, and warmth. Anyone seeing the show should come out feeling that they are special, they have been seen, and they will be remembered by our company of fairies. Aside from that, we’ve been waiting since high school to see Oberon get his comeuppance, and we finally get to make that happen. With the audience’s help.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
Wonder Woman, because we’re all driven by our love for the world and everyone in it. And sometimes we make awkward, yet endearing, gaffes.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Cry-Baby: The Musical. We so believe in the mission of Awkward Stage Productions.
#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.