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Hits Like a Girl begins like many other Fringe shows: a person on stage with some musical instruments. But the similarities end quickly and another show begins, one that is vulnerable, truthful and extremely impactful.
Written and performed by Vancouver artist Devon More, the 70-minute musical tracks More’s experience of living with brain damage. And thought the set is simple enough, the stagecraft at work is surprisingly complex. More is a highly-watchable performer that executes it all effortlessly.
This show asks you to think and demands your full attention. Parts of it delve in to abstraction and poetry while others are linear and narrative. It’s a curious and well-balanced vibe that illuminates the experience of living with executive dysfunction. It’s not always an easy show to watch, but it’s absolutely a valuable viewing experience.
— Frances Koncan
From the Fringe program:
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind assembly line in a factory fabricating hit songs that hit the spot. Wielding live wires and pulling no punch lines, Devon More Hits Like a Girl l with her "masterful blend of musical storytelling" (Plank Magazine). Switch the Hit Parade to her strange, contagious arrangements that one-hit wonder about executive dysfunction and crack jokes about moments of great impact. From 2018 CBC Critics Pick
(4 STARS "dope-ass beats") Devon More of Flute Loops
4 STARS "This is truly a one-of-a-kind show." (Free Press)
Show Length: 75 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
211 Bannatyne Ave.
(McKim Building) Enter from parking lot on Main St.
Seating Capacity: 120
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 8:30 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 9:15 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 11:00 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM CDT: Adds review.