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Interstellar Elder



An in-your-face and action packed physical comedy, Ingrid Hansen’s Interstellar Elder brings you inside the preservation room where the last remaining humans, cryogenically frozen and sent into space, have been waiting it out until planet Earth is deemed suitable to support life once again. Battling a longing for a human connection while being faced with an eternity of solitude, this is life for Kitt, the 300 year old Sleep Custodian assigned to watch over the spaceship and it’s frozen human cargo. Taking orders from the spaceship’s central computer, Kitt hilariously stumbles around like a gravity-free Mr. Bean, bouncing around the console, dusting off frozen humans trying to figure out how to use the washroom in space. It isn’t until Kitt realizes what is eventually in store for the Sleep Custodian, that rules begin to get broken and one of the best performance endings I’ve seen at the Fringe gets fast-tracked about 13 generations. Review by Nicholas Hobson


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Total Score
3.5/ 5

Reader Rating
24 total ratings



Dates / Times:
  • 8:00 pm - 2017/08/17
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2 Reviews


    “The MOST SATISFYING, CREATIVE, UPROARIOUS AND SURPRISING experience you have at this year’s fringe. Her physicality is impeccable. From its hilarious opening scene, to its triumphant and totally one-of-a-kind conclusion, Hansen offers a fully realized vision that is equal parts absurd and profoundly human. ★★★★★” – StarPhoenix Saskatoon

    “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.”- 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…as each audience member truly feels like an important part of the narrative.” – Montreal Theatre Hub

    “Tremendous demonstration of creative genius. While both shows are very funny, they are never dumb and have considerable pathos.” – Montreal Rampage

    “Literally just 75 minutes of her being a GENIUS OF PHYSICAL COMEDY (with some poignant moments of vulnerability and heartbreak thrown in because that’s how geniuses roll).” – My Entertainment World Toronto


    This will be an hour and 15 minutes of your life you will never get back.

    If you like excessively stuffy and hot rooms, the performers bodily fluids being put on you, the most monotonous, excessively repeate, poorly acted montages, and an extremely sad attempt at evoking emotion from a “Castaway/Wilson” type relationship with a bag of piss…Then please be my guest and check this out.

    Or if you think overkill obnoxious dick jokes with a swiffer and no dialogue from the performer is a good use of your $15, then again…Please DO check this out.

    If none of that sounds like a good time, run in the opposite direction as fast as humanly possible.

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