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The Portland, Ore., duo Wonderheads — Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix — return with their finely tuned mask performance of a dialogue-free battle of wits between Death and the plucky granny Mrs. Fischer. Not going quietly into that good night, the old lady — Braidwood’s mask suggests melancholy and mischief — evades both the reaper and her visiting male nurse (both played by Phoenix) with canny old-lady ingenuity.

The hour-long show is elegant, poignant, and not above fart humour, out of place as it may be. Where other fringe shows are afflicted with missed audio and lighting cues, Grimm and Fischer is a piece in which the performers are in sublime sync with their tech.

— Randall King

From the Fringe program:

WONDERHEADS are back with their FIVE-TIME BEST OF FEST WINNER Grim and Fischer, featuring a bonus Wonder-Short!

Death meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a tenacious granny not ready to breathe her last.

In this acclaimed full-face mask comedy described as live-action Pixar, one woman's fight for survival takes fantastical flight in a showdown with Death himself.

Director: WONDERHEADS & Nathaniel Justiniano

Cast: Kate Braidwood, Andrew Phoenix & Emily Windler

5 Stars "Grim and Fischer is utter magic." – CBC

5 Stars "You will laugh, you will cry, you will stand in awe." – Edmonton Sun

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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