Princess Polly will not be stopped as she overcomes the potent array of mannequin-splaining between her and the Princess-Presidency. Your Princess is in Another Castle is the satire Melissa McCarthy wishes she’d written. This comedy two-hander with department store mannequins “embodies the spirit of the Fringe”.
Tell us about the show.
Your Princess is in Another Castle is the wild and delicious smoothie you get when political satire, a guy with a saviour complex, and a woman who is ready to burn it all down get thrown in a theatrical blender together and you hit “pulse.” This piece explores the absurdity of our collective obsession with scripting reality, the tensions surrounding body image and beauty, and the idea that change can arrive from within these systems.
Why should someone come see your show?
Someone should see our show because it is hilarious and biting. Polly’s struggle is the struggle of every woman to be taken seriously in their intelligence and ambition by a world bent on their sexualization and diminishment.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
It would definitely be Deadpool. Our show and our characters are aware of themselves, their genre, and the fact that they fit, whether they like it or not, within a larger societal narrative. It’s also very funny at it’s own expense, and riddled with profanity.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
It would be Beaver Dreams, by Lost and Found Puppet Co. We always have a fun time at L&F shows, and we’re hoping they’ll stay true to their roots with a humourous and light-hearted take on the commercial development of the beaver pond.
#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.