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The Big Oops

To the Moon / Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/16/2010 2:26 PM | Comments: 0

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Children’s entertainer Sammi Sam could charm the birds out of the trees. Her singsong mantra is "Yay to life, yay to fun, yay to everything under the sun."

But when a grown-up boo-boo pierces the façade of her perfect life, the pig-tailed people-pleaser is forced to put on her big-girl panties and finally learn how to put her own needs first. Vancouverite Cara Yeates is irresistible as the star of this not-so-innocent kiddies’ show, which uses Sesame Street conventions (live-in boyfriend, Ben, is portrayed by a sock puppet, and there’s a musical teaching moment about condoms) to tackle complex social mores.

Make no mistake about it: The Big Oops (directed by fringe superstar TJ Dawe) is unabashed fun and full of life, but it’s also a pregnant pause that delivers a surprising amount of poignancy.

— Carolin Vesely

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

 

Meet Sammi Sam, a children’s performer whose life is perfect until one day she makes a big mistake. Find out what a sock puppet and condoms have in common as we playfully navigate The Big Oops.

Directed by TJ Dawe (The Slipknot), written by Canadian slam champ and Fugitive Brendan McLeod.

"Yeates is a revelation from beginning to end" – CBC

www.carayeates.com

Warnings: Subject Matter,
RECOMMENDED: General Audience

60 min

Playhouse Studio (Venue 3), to Friday

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors
Under 14 not admitted.

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