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Audience participation is a key element in this kinetic comedy, and doubtless it’s acres of fun when there are more than six people in the room.

As rejected screenwriter Bertie Weber, Toronto-based performer Mikaela Dyke enlists a hero from the front row when she has an opportunity to make an impromptu pitch for an epic movie.

With a bag full of rudimentary props, she runs through the story at a furious pace, calling upon the audience to supply sound effects and play extras in a big action scene.

The movie plot loses something in the frenetic translation, but this adventure is about the journey, not the destination. At times, it borders on condescending for adults, but Epic Pitch would make great kids show.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

When the elevator pitch for her steampunk epic gets shot down before she even gets to the best part of the story, Bertie Weber is heartbroken.

Will she ever get to make her epic reality?

Cast: Mikaela Dyke

WINNER - Best in Fest - Halifax Suitcase Festival

"Truly epic in scope; picture Joseph Campbell crossed with Michael Bay and David Lean, channelled through the hyperactive mind of a five-year-old. Times ten. (Comic book fans: Axe Cop. 'Nuff said.)" - Peter Janes, Theatre in London

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Kids (12 & under)

Warnings: None

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