#FringeDuJour: Penny

A #MeToo reflection of how far we’ve come, and how far we haven’t

Penny. Photo by Lyon Smith.
Penny. Photo by Lyon Smith.

Tell us about Penny.

Penny is a story of memory, trauma and the search for perfection in the style of a 1950’s TV cooking show. Penny Adams will share her ‘Helpful Hints for a Happy Husband’, demonstrate how to bake her husband’s favourite banana cream pie and shares her secrets to a perfect family life. Penny always strives for perfection and is the picture of domesticity. But things aren’t always as peachy as they seem — memory can be a tricky thing. An episode not to be missed.

Describe your show in three words.

Charming. Nostalgic. Haunting.

Why should someone come see your show?

Penny is a topical #MeToo reflection of how far we’ve come and how far we haven’t.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Wonder Woman, because she’s a strong, empowered feminist who gets to the truth and wouldn’t obsess about a banana cream pie.

If you could see only one show at the Halifax Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Monster by Daniel MacIvor, presented by Taylor Olsen and Julia Schultz.

The Details

Neptune Theatre Imperial Studio, 1593 Argyle St, Halifax
Tickets: Ticket Halifax
Website: Alinea Theatre
Instagram: @alineatheatre

About #FringeDuJour

#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Halifax Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.

For Even More Information

The 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival runs August 29 – September 8 at various venues around Halifax. Visit halifaxfringe.ca for tickets and information.