Tackling the uncertain future, the one where climate change, income inequality, resource scarcity could take their toll, is no small feat for a fringe production. In Kitt & Jane: A Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future, Victoria favourite SNAFU Productions takes on this topic with humour and curiosity.
Apocalypse survival is articulated with David-Bowie-style jams on the glockenspiel and ukulele, giant-scale shadow puppetry, and fast-paced physical humour. The show is both a hilarious romp and a poignant exploration of the world today’s youth are inheriting and what they’re prepared to do about it.
Kitt & Jane won the 2014 CAFF Fringe lottery, which put them on the Canadian fringe circuit this summer. They will tour seven festivals in total. I caught Rod Peter Jr, one of the performer-creators, by phone during the show’s run in Edmonton. Hear what he had to say about touring, learning about the apocalypse and creating this production:
Kitt & Jane opens August 26 at the Downtown Activity Centre.