SNACK MUSIC: Your Life On Stage – Turn your life stories into puppetry at the Montreal Fringe Festival
This June 13th is the Montreal Fringe Festival premiere of Snack Music, a brand new show from the award-winning creators of the fringe smash-hits Kitt & Janeand Little Orange Man (Playwright’s Theatre Centre Prize, Centaur Theatre Award, Most Outstanding Overall Production.) Snack Music invites the audience to tell their best (or worst) true story, then sit back and watch the artists bring the story to life with improvised puppetry and live music. The snacks are free.
“There is something about puppets that can take the strangest story and make sense of it, take the darkest story and find the humour, take the simplest story and make it an epic tale,” says director Ginette Mohr. “Imagine telling a short story from your life to a dancer and watching them dance it, or giving your story to a composer and having them compose a mini symphony. It’s impossible to explain, you’ve just got to experience it.”
During the post-show Q & A, audience members remarked that Snack Music “feels like a house party, only funnier and with more friends.” If the idea of sharing your story terrifies you, you can also just sit back and watch. “Everyone is welcome,” says Snack Music puppeteer Ingrid Hansen, “We won’t make you open your mouth, except to maybe put snacks in it.”
All this is in an attempt to build a temporary community out of an audience of strangers. Snack Music has only six performances at the Montreal Fringe, and the company’s show Kitt & Jane sold out last year, so get your tickets in advance for this one or you might get left out of the game.
SNACK MUSIC produced by SNAFU
Playing at the 2015 St-Ambroise MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
Directed by Ginette Mohr
Performed by Andrew G. Young, Elliott Loran, and Ingrid Hansen
- Saturday June 13th @ 22:15
- Sunday June 14th @ 14:15
- Thursday June 18th @ 18:00
- Friday June 19th @ 20:00
- Saturday June 20th @ 23:45
- Sunday June 21st @ 13:30
Venue: MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels) 3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
Tickets: $10 online at www.montrealfringe.ca
At the Fringe HQ Box Office 3905 St. Laurent 514.849.FEST and cash-only at the door.