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Kitt, the strident ringleader in red pigtails, and Jane, a withdrawn boy who was christened with a girl’s name owing to his limp masculinity, have been eating toxins they are sure will kill them in one hour.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.)