Before the show began, Maggie Gallant handed out her favourite childhood candies to everyone in the audience. This was the beginning of a unique invitation into her life, from birth to present. The hour-long performance is done by Gallant herself, and tells the story of how she found her own identity through her experience with adoption and searching for her biological parents.
The play is listed as a comedy, and though there’s definitely humour in there (which may go over your head if you’re under 30), the star of this show is the story itself. Gallant is a passionate storyteller, captivating the audience with personal anecdotes and her quest to connect, but most importantly, eat hot dogs at the Eiffel Tower with "French Papa."
The true story is full of twists and turns along with real documents to prove it. Take a look after when she invites you to see the photos and letters, it’s fascinating.
— Gillian Brown
From the Fringe program:
Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower What kind of parent KNITS their daughter a wool swimsuit? Or gives her a briefcase for her 11th birthday? Or keeps her in the dark about where she came from? British comedian Maggie Gallant shares her childhood embarrassments and adulthood discoveries as she unleashes a Pandora's Box of hope, lies and 'un très magnifique' French Papa!
"Funny, French, and fantastic" - Theater Jones, Dallas
"Charismatic quirkiness" - Austin Chronicle
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language
393 Portage Ave.
Portage Place, 3rd Fl.
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 10:15 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 1:30 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 3:45 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3:35 PM CDT: Adds review