Tell us about Larry.
Larry is a comedy about a hoser’s foray into feminism. I use my very alter ego Larry to explore my experiences growing up as a female in rural B.C. in the 1980s. Culled from the socially dominant, homophobic male archetypes that surrounded me during my upbringing, Larry helps me examine gender stereotypes, feminism, gender fluidity, and make people laugh. Everyone knows someone like Larry; someone who makes you angry and tired at the same time, but who makes you laugh, and through laughter, care for them and the heart they too possess.
Describe your show in three words.
Gut-busting. Vulnerable. Thought-provoking.
Why should someone come to see your show?
First of all, it’s hilarious. Do you feel like having a shared experience of joy and laughter and with a room full of other humans? Do you feel like being transported into a fantastic space of emotional transformation? What about simply being entertained and enjoying some creative virtuosity?
All these things: laughter, surprise and emotional transport, among the other things that Larry has to offer the world, are excellent tools for self discovery and very healthy for the mind and body.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
“What the F Woman”, because you’ll laugh until you cry, and then you’ll cry for entirely different reasons.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Gloria’s Happy Hour because the creator is my sister, and she is very talented!
#FringeDuJour is a 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.
For Even More Information
The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.