I’ve been super duper busy trying to get everything together for my new show, (MINI) DEMON OF DEATH! (What a fun title, right?)
It’s hard to believe opening is just under a week away. Goodness, time is slipping away like sands through an hourglass… AND SO ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES! 😉
Seriously though, the reason for this posting is so I can share something I wrote up that I sent out to various media sources and post it here as well.
I suppose you can call it press release of sorts, but in this case since I’m posting it here to my blog… would that make it a blog-release? Ha ha. …Yeah, your guess is as good as mine. 😉
Anyway, in my writeup below I refer to myself in the 3rd person, as is often practiced in these sort of things as I far as I’m aware. I hope it doesn’t sound too odd! (But I’m sort of odd myself, so either way, I suppose it’s a win-win!)
…Apparently my quirkiness is in full throttle mode today. Clearly I am very busy and stressed!
With that said, and without further ado… as previously promised in my last blog post, you can find out more about what to expect from (MINI) DEMON OF DEATH below… Enjoy! <3
(MINI) DEMON OF DEATH, an interactive comedy produced, created and performed by Fringe veteran and local Rachelle Fordyce, premiers at the 30th annual International Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival with daily performances July 19-30 at Fringe Venue #17 – Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Colin Jackson Studio.
The tagline for the 30th annual International Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, “Nothing is for sure, everything is possible”, is sure to ring true with the interactive nature of (MINI) DEMON OF DEATH, perhaps more so than any other show at this year’s festival.
In (MINI) DEMON OF DEATH, the audience meets and interacts with Death.
Saucy, seductive, and bitterly sweet, Death has temporarily person-ified (or demon-ified) herself into a body, allowing her for the first time to interact with humans, i.e. the audience, while they’re still alive.
Death incarnates under the premise that she’s here to tally man’s mortal (mis)deeds — a task normally reserved for the recently departed in their formal end-of-life review. But it turns out she has other motives as well.
She’s been watching humans evolve from the very beginning. She’s fascinated by them. At times humanity can seem like a train-wreck; it’s tragic and gross but you can’t look away. Simultaneously, she can see humanity’s hopes, dreams, desires… The biological side of life can be rather strange, but when you get down to the core of the human condition, Death has nothing but love and hope for humanity, although she may be reluctant to show it at first.
In (MINI) DEMON OF DEATH, Fordyce explores various topics, from the birth of the Universe at the moment of creation, aka: The Big Bang, life, evolution, the fate of humanity, and the ephemeral nature of all things; essentially: Life, the Universe, and Everything. More so, she wants to explore what drives us, i.e. humanity, to do what we do.
Due to the interactive nature of the show and the inherent improvisation that goes hand-in-hand with this style, each performance will be a unique never-to-be-repeated event in the spacetime continuum.
(MINI) DEMON OF DEATH marks Rachelle Fordyce’s seventh self-created solo Fringe show, and her fourth interactive show. Her participation in this year’s festival marks her ninth time performing at the Winnipeg Fringe after a five-year absence, and her first time producing as a BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) production.
Fringe Venue #17
Colin Jackson Studio
Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor Portage Place
393 Portage Ave
Wednesday, July 19 – 5:30pm
Thursday, July 20 – 3:15pm
Friday, July 21 – 10:00pm
Saturday, July 22 – 7:00pm
Sunday, July 23 – 7:45pm
Monday, July 24 – 4:45pm
Tuesday, July 25 – 9:45pm
Wednesday, July 26 – 4:00pm
Thursday, July 27 – 9:15pm
Friday, July 28 – 7:45pm
Saturday, July 29 – 3:45pm
Sunday, July 30 – 5:15pm
Rachelle Fordyce first performed at the Winnipeg Fringe in the year 2001 as part of University of Winnipeg’s production Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (which also performed at MTC’s annually recurring winter Master Playwright Festival).
Some of Fordyce’s other productions include S.M.I.L.E. while you D.I.E. (CAFF lotto-winner tour 2005), Daniel MacIvor’s Wild Abandon, and unADULTeRATED me (CAFF lotto-winner tour 2010).
Most recently, Rachelle Fordyce was responsible for inviting premiere Buffon performer
Eric Davis of Red Bastard fame to teach a bouffon workshop in Winnipeg this past spring.
The workshop was produced in association with PTE School.
See you at the Fringe! <3