Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions
Lavinia is eight years old and eight feet tall and feels like an outcast. In this heartwarming comedy, she ultimately finds acceptance through a series of fanciful adventures and discovery of her own, imaginative voice.
Vancouver-based actor/writer Tara Travis’ exaggerated facial expressions and high-octane physical antics are a delight. Dressed in ballet togs, she uses simple props and costumes pieces to weave her tale. Her smooth transitions between a kingdom of characters, including her haughty ballet teacher — who later morphs into doppelganger, the evil Queen of Bukva — and Porchenko the tiny warrior, thoroughly engage the young audience. By the end of the one-hour show, Lavinia realizes size doesn’t matter, returns to her loving family and all live, like, awesome ever after.
— Holly Harris
From the Fringe program:
Back by popular demand!
Lavinia. 8 years old. 8 feet tall. A giant imagination and a giant heart. Join her hilarious adventure and meet everyone from Muffles the cat to Porchenko the microscopic warrior. Battle the crab-dragon, save the land of Bukva and find a place where everyone belongs.
5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press
4 STARS "Travis keeps audiences of all sizes hooked with her charmingly sheepish demeanour, exaggerated physical antics, eccentric puppet friends and unexpected guest stars." - Winnipeg Sun
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $5 for Kids (12 & under)
Under 3 not admitted.
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM CDT:
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