Overcast

Winnipeg, MB

13°c Overcast

Full Forecast

Fringe Show Reviews

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Tinfoil Dinosaur

Tinfoil Dinosaur Productions, Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/12/2011 9:41 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/17/2011 3:24 PM | Updates

Advertisement

  • Print

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.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors

Warnings: Language

http://facebook.com/SamSMullins

History

Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM CDT: Adds review

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.