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Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future

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In this quirky, likable drama, an earnest pair of Grade 8 misfits take over a high school assembly on International Wildlife Appreciation Day to deliver an urgent message about the looming ecological apocalypse.

Kitt, the strident ringleader in red pigtails, and Jane, a withdrawn boy who was christened with a girl’s name owing to his limp masculinity, have been eating toxins they are sure will kill them in one hour. Their commitment to the environmental cause is cute, if misguided. They fervently explain their scientific findings, play out field trips and sing songs. The messy ending is not what anyone could have expected.

Ingrid Hansen captures all of Kitt’s youthful passion and is equally impressive as a singer and ukulele player. As Kitt’s inept but ardent follower, Rod Peter Jr. channels an appealing Michael Cera vibe.

— Kevin Prokosh (Show reviewed during fringe festivals in Montreal and Ottawa last month.)

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From creators of LITTLE ORANGE MAN (**** Pick of the Fringe in Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria)

Two socially awkward 14-year-olds hijack their school assembly: the apocalypse will occur in five years, and they're here to train you to survive. A poignant exploration of the world today's youth are inheriting and what they're prepared to do about it. Winner of PTC's New Play Prize. FREE CAKE.

"Hilarious and heart-rending" - Marble

"Clearly there is something very powerful here" - Charlebois Post

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