Searching for Dick: A Paranormal Comedy
Company: Sticky Fingers Productions
Genre: Play — Dramedy
Venue: 19 — School of Contemporary Dancers
Tara Travis may be one of the most charming performers at the Fringe. And I'm not just saying that because she serves brownies she bakes onstage during her show.
She has a self-deprecating humour and authentic style that make you feel like she's talking to you over coffee in her living room. It's impossible not to get drawn into her quest for the approval of her parents-in-law. But there's one hitch: they've both died.
So Travis heads to a series of psychics for help. Through singing, black light puppetry and spot-on character work (based on actual recordings from her sessions with psychics), she takes us from one memorable medium to the next.
It's laugh-out-loud funny, with tender moments too. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, Travis will get you laughing about, and reflecting on, life, death and the connections in between.