2017 Toronto Fringe Preview Questionnaire: Bendy Sign Tavern

3 Jul

06-12-2017-141758-7707Your name: Seann Murray

Your production: Bendy Sign Tavern

Your role: Collective member of Sex-T-Rex

Tell me about your show.

Bendy Sign Tavern is a puppet rom-com set inside the Paddock tavern. It’s like Cheers if everyone was made of foam. Also, there are songs, because they are puppets. Also you can order a beer from the puppets, because they are running the bar. The beer is made out of hops and barely, but also, appropriately enough, has foam.

Now again in the style of a tweet by Donald Trump.

Despite starting out as a joke, Bendy Sign Tavern actually is in the Toronto Fringe asygdy

What other shows or artists are you looking forward to seeing?

There are so many great comedy acts in the Fringe this year. We always look forward to Ingrid Hansen’s work (Interstellar Elder) and Peter N’ Chris never disappoint, but I’m particularly interested in taking in some of the many promising sketch shows in the festival, as Sex T-Rex is looking to move into more sketchy work in 2018.

The world is becoming an increasingly crazy and volatile place. If you could air-drop an elite squad of theatre artists any place in the world, where would you drop them and what would their mission be?

I don’t think you need to send theatre artists very far afield to find craziness and volatility- all people need entertainment in trying times, and an entertained audience is much more open to internalizing whatever call for change might be in your work.

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