Puppetry

Epidermis Circus


“Hansen turns anything and everything into a puppet and makes it funny.” A spicy puppet cabaret, hosted by a sassy grandma who keeps trying to steal the show. This beautifully twisted variety show is performed by Ingrid Hansen, who also puppeteers for Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock. Watch behind-the-scenes as Hansen performs a live puppet film, animating cheeky vignettes in the palm of her hand and projecting them onto a huge screen. “Both live and magnified on screen, in cunningly angled cameras and mirrors, we see Hansen create characters from her own hands, fingers, tongue, in a saucy and jostling vaudeville of ‘stars’. NUTTY, INGENIOUS, MESMERIZING.” - 12th Night.

“Utterly magical, insanely inventive, wickedly funny, BEAUTIFULLY TWISTED, and occasionally erotic! ★★★★★” - Free Press.

Tiny stories emerge that celebrate the hilarious impossibility of being alive and having a body: these fragile bags of meat and bone, carry us from place to place and allow us to laugh and snort and feel. SNAFU’s work has been compared to Wes Anderson and David Lynch, yet “hilarious, absurd and profoundly human,” (the Star Phoenix Newspaper.)

SPICY, FOR AGE 14+.

“★★★★★. Imagine Shari Lewis possessed by David Lynch” - Free Press.

“GENIUS PHYSICAL COMEDY!” - Entertainment World.

WINNER - Ed Fringe HoldOver Award

"Immensely funny, creative, uproarious and surprising...Her physicality is impeccable."

- The Star Phoenix

“Unbelievably funny.” - PLANK Magazine

“Unbelievably charismatic.” - The Charlebois Post

https://vimeo.com/867525359

This project was created with support from the CRD Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Early development was also supported by the National Arts Centre's #CanadaPerforms initiative, and the OAC Theatre Creators Reserve as recommended by the Puppetmongers.

Accessibility

Sensory Warnings: Sudden loud noises, dark lighting, loud music, surprises.

Content Warnings: Adult themes, coarse language, Mentions, themes, or depictions of violence*

*Puppet suicide

Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field. We will do our best to assign seating that works for you and get in touch if we have any questions.

Credits

Produced by SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles

Co-Created & Directed by Britt Small

Co-Created & Performed by Ingrid Hansen

Co-Produced by, and with creative contributions from, Kathleen Greenfield

Costume Design by JIMBO The Drag Clown (James Insell)

Puppetry coaching by Mike Petersen & Rod Peter Jr

Jokes from Anand Rajaram and Victor Dolhai

Erin Hayes - Stage Manager

Amorena Bartlett - ASL Coach

Joshua Meredith - Vocal Coach

Pay-What-You-Ten Tickets: 10% of tickets are available for $10, in an effort to make theatre more accessible to equity-seeking groups, newcomers, artists & arts workers, and anyone for whom cost is a barrier. We believe the arts have something to offer everyone and we want to reduce financial barriers to our programming. No registration, forms to fill out, or questions asked. Just select the PWY10 ticket when booking online.

Arrival at the venue: The doors will open 30 minutes ahead of showtime. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the theatre.

Refunds: If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay home to help keep everyone safe. We are able to discuss refunds on a case by case basis due to health reasons before the performance. Please contact tickets@intrepidtheatre.com. We are unable to arrange refunds after a performance has occurred.

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    • April 20, 2024
    • 60 minutes
    • 19:30
    • Metro Studio
    • subvenue Metro Studio
    • Ages 14+
    • warning
      Sensory Warnings: Sudden loud noises, dark lighting, loud music, surprises. Content Warnings: Adult themes, coarse language, Mentions, themes, or depictions of violence* *Puppet suicide
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