Kitt & Jane promo photo

In Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future, two grade eight students present to an audience as part of a school assembly. Soon however, the students go off-script, barring the doors and hijacking the presentation in order to deliver an important message: They will be dead in an hour, the apocalypse will occur in five years, and they’re here to train you how to survive.

Kitt & Jane is the stand-alone sequel to Little Orange Man, one of 2011’s Vancouver Fringe Festival smash hits. That year, Little Orange Man won the Playhouse Award, Volunteer’s Choice, and Pick of The Fringe.

Kitt & Jane; photo by Jam Hamidi
[Kitt & Jane; photo by Jam Hamidi]

At the heart of the show is a poignant exploration of the world today’s youth are inheriting, and what they’re prepared to do about it. Kitt & Jane first premiered at the Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival in 2012, and was created with the support of the Belfry Incubator Project.

I interviewed Snafu Dance’s Ingrid Hansen ahead of her 2011 performance, smack in the middle of the Kids Market on Granville Island. She’s a creative wiz and I’m sure this new production will deliver an equally impressive, off-the-cuff story to Fringers.

Little Orange Man saw Kitt as a twelve-year-old loner who creates homegrown technology to unlock the hidden messages in our dreams. Kitt & Jane picks up the story two years later, when Kitt teams up with a boy (having the unfortunate nickname ‘Jane’) to train the audience to survive the looming real-world apocalypse.

Curious? You should be! Check out the creative team of Ingrid Hansen, Kathleen Greenfield, and Rod Peter Jr. in this new production.

Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future

Dates: September 5, 8:45 pm
September 7, 3 pm
September 8, 9:40 pm
September 9, 10 pm
September 10, 5 pm
Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 weekday/$12 weekend (plus one-time $5 Fringe Festival membership); available online or at the Box Office, 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island.

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