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Posted: 07/12/2011 9:41 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/17/2011 3:24 PM | Updates
Cinematheque (Venue 7), to Saturday
Sam Mullins wants to be an actor and he’s not going to let his social anxiety deter him from his dream. Never mind that his biggest role to date is that of Lionel, an African-American little person and fiddler who becomes physically taller as his fame grows. Or that he wore blackface… in a university play that failed miserably.
Mullins moves to Vancouver and takes a serving job to pay for acting classes. But within months, failure and loneliness begin to kill his dream. During a dark night of the soul, he contemplates ending his life as well.
The next day, a playful encounter with a family of diners — and 20 feet of aluminum foil — changes everything.
This authentic and inspiring 45-minute monologue is one of those feel-good gems that stays with you long after you leave the theatre. A compelling storyteller, Mullins has a T. Rex-sized heart and it’s a joy to bear witness to his victory.
— Carolin Vesely
From the official Fringe Festival program:
Sam has an anxiety disorder, which isn't necessarily something that he suffers from. He likes to think of it as a superpower – only undesirable. This is his hilarious true story of a lifelong battle with fear and anxiety – made worse by his constant compulsion to perform. But mostly, this is the story of the night he made a tinfoil dinosaur and how he was never the same.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 45 min.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors
Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM CDT: Adds review
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