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Interstellar Elder at the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest
January 5, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Interstellar Elder is a dark physical comedy about renegade grandma in outer space.
The show performs live at the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest for three nights only, January 5, 6, & 7th at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
In this show’s futuristic scenario, North American President Justin Bieber attempts to end world hunger by deforesting the continent to plant thousands of acres of genetically-modified swiss chard. This superfood grows awry, taking over the entire planet and choking out all other forms of life. The last surviving humans are cryogenically frozen and shot into earth orbit, waiting for Earth to heal so that they may return home and begin a new civilization. On board the spaceship there is only one person left awake: the geriatric custodian and sole caretaker of the ship’s frozen ‘human cargo.’
Interstellar Elder’s creator Kitt Pedersen is a multi-award-winning actor and puppeteer who has been touring across the US, Canada, and Japan for the past seven years. On television she is the voice and puppeteer of Gertie the Gopher on Tiga Talk on APTN, and plays a moon monster in the series Princess Sparkly Butt and the Hot Dog Kid. Pedersen recently received a special invitation to train with Sesame Street puppeteers in New York, where she got to “hang out with Cookie Monster.” Interstellar Elder, however, is a dark comedy not suitable for children under twelve.
“An amazingly versatile physical comedian with a knack for bringing inanimate objects to life. She’s also come up with what may well be the BEST ENDING IN THE HISTORY OF THE FRINGE.” – The Montreal Gazette
“You will inevitably ROAR WITH LAUGHTER, but what you might not see coming is the immense heart
and powerful imagery behind the performance. Ingrid hits another home run with this brilliant piece of physical theatre. The use of the audience and the way this play is set will
forever change the way you see theatre and its possibilities.”
– Montreal Theatre Hub
“Literally just 75 minutes of her being a GENIUS OF PHYSICAL COMEDY.” – My Entertainment World
“She’s the sort of girl that director Terry Gilliam might have dreamed up.” – Calgary Herald