Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Boulevard) August 15, 16, 18 -20, 22
More information: peternchris.com
An interview with Chris Wilson.
Describe your show in five words.
A classic Peter and Chris tale (and doesn’t count as a word)
Okay, now that we’re intrigued… what’s the longer description?
Chris has a problem in his body. Peter goes into Chris’ body to help! And it’s real medieval-like in there.
You’re bringing Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies back from the archives, what made it a good time to remount this one on the Fringe circuit?
It’s mostly selfish. We just wanted to do the show again. You write a show, tour it for a year and then drop it. And we missed it. And I’m sure some others missed it the first time!
You mention that your comedic duo stretch physical comedy to its limits – how is this done in Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies?
We love playing with perspective shifts and there are many huge mime sequences. We never use any props yet we try to make it as cinematic as possible.
Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies is described as being ‘part Game of Thrones part Chronicles of Narnia’ and it sounds like there’s a little bit of Magic Schoolbus thrown in there too. What ideas from Game of Thrones or Chronicles of Narnia have made their way into Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies?
Lots of fantastical dialogue and the use of magic as an excuse to tell the story we want. It’s a pretty goofy one! We also just use lots of the soundtrack.
Anything else you want audiences to know about the show?
Now is a great time to see it!
The 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is August 13 – 23. Get your tickets at tickets.fringetheatre.ca.