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Dr. Sprocket and the Noise Box
Simon Sprocket must leave the techno-city Istanople to convince the art-loving Zanzibarbarians to help him fix his mentor’s air machine. But he’s lost his tongue and must use a box packed with movie quotes to communicate.
Sound convoluted? It is. Like a child’s make-believe game, the plot quickly spins out of control.
It’s hard to pin down the age the show is aimed at; its bookends lean heavily on verbal wit while the middle is made of largely good (if long) shtick routines. A number of references, including the titular noise box, fly over all of our heads.
But by and large, the kids around me were rolling along with the show, even as it pushed its luck near the 60-minute mark.
Director, writer and main performer Alan Fehr has the energy and animation to win over the young audience.
— Matt TenBruggencate
From the Fringe program:
A story about taking responsibility.
Dr. Sprocket is a brilliant inventor! But when one of his secret experiments puts everyone in danger, he's too scared to say anything to anyone. Now he is on a quest to undo his mistake, but how can he succeed when his voice has disappeared? His only hope is a long-forgotten invention known as 'The Noise Box'.
Will Dr. Sprocket be able to find the ancient relic in time? And if he does, will it help him save everyone, or will it only make things worse?
Director: Alan Fehr
Cast: Alan Fehr, Meg Pfeifer-Brandt, Miachel Dueck, Kenton Dyck
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $5 for Kids (12 & under)
Babes in arms permitted.
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM CDT: