Tell us about Legoland.
Siblings Penny and Ezra Lamb have been home-schooled on a hippie colony all their life. They have been dying to visit the outside world, described to them only as Legoland. Once the colony is busted for being the largest marijuana grow-op in Saskatchewan, the opportunity finally arrives. However, it is not as joyful and loving as expected.
Describe your show in three words.
Zany. Frenetic. Soulful.
Why should someone come see your show?
As we grow older, we forget how we viewed things as a child. Simple discoveries we once found to be shiny and new, become dull as time goes on and we loose that enthusiasm. We’re asking audiences to put everything they know about the world aside, and rediscover their inner child for one hour through the Lamb siblings. You can watch it for it’s zany antics, but you can also find a maturity and perspective not necessarily destroyed by “society” which I think a lot of us have conformed to. These are intelligent, confused and lost kids who have an inspiring determination to change their circumstances. It’s unconventional, but also a show to be challenged by.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
I would say Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy. A bit immature and silly on the surface, definitely has a lot of growing up to do, but there is a maturity coming through underneath. As the story continues, the maturity emerges bit by bit as Ezra and Penny (and Starlord) face different challenges. Both are trying to be heroes and grow in a universe unfamiliar to them.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Dandelion by James and Jamesy, Their work is incredible, I’ve seen their tours a few times.
#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.