Award-winning Canadian Clown Artist Candice Roberts assumes her alter ego in this comedic piece about one dude’s hilarious attempt at self-improvement. With rock and roll, a little life-couching, and a dip into his own psyche, Larry uncovers a little more femininity than anyone expected.
Culled lovingly from the male archetypes that surrounded her during her upbringing, Larry helps Candice compassionately examine the limitations of the gender binary, aging as a woman in society, and the complexities of being human
This show is for anyone who has been told that they should smile more. Your welcome! 🙂
Conceived, Written and Performed by: Candice Roberts
Director, Dramaturge, and Clown Coach: Sonia Norris
Additional Clown Coaching: Deanna Fleysher
Running time: 60 minutes/ with optional artist talkback/workshop
What happens if we deny our deepest desires for self expression? Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, Bobert discovers his heart’s yearning to be more important than he knew. From award winning creator Candice Roberts comes a clown tour de force of comedy and conundrum. With a vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, dance and live music, the world of Ideas Bobert is rich with magic and creativity. Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, Ideas Bobert dances with the hilarious absurd
Our character, Dr. Professor is on a quest for an answer- IS IT OK TO MAKE A MISTAKE? When taking their research to the young experts of the classroom, more than a few foibles cause the Doctor to continuously fail. With help from the students, together they uncover how mistakes can help us learn and make new discoveries. Award winning inter-arts maestro Candice Roberts performs this fun and clever story about growth mindset and the creative process through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance and physical comedy.
60 mins includes Q&A
Suitable for K to 7
THE CANDY BONES SHOW
Into the psyche of an Awkward Introvert- An autobiographical Sketch Comedy.
Like a modern-day Carol Burnett, Candice Roberts plays the hilarious, heartbreaking, and often embarrassing characters that make up her own psyche. The Candy Bones Show is an autobiographical sketch comedy where Candy’s neurosis, family support, and fears (to name a few) take on their own identities and vignettes in her struggle to find love and acceptance. The Candy Bones Show weaves heartfelt storytelling with dance, shadow puppetry, and comedy to joyously reflect the trials and tribulations of being human.
The Myrtle Sisters in OUT OF TIME
The Myrtle Sisters have just arrived from 1921 via a time machine! They were traveling about, collecting, learning and sharing historical songs and dance hits from the 20’s, 30s and 40s when something went wrong! Can the time machine be fixed?
Since they’ve never been this far in the future, the sisters decide to perform their numbers and collect their data. In an artistic exchange with the audience of the millennium they trade dance crazes such as the Charleston and the Shim-sham for ones from the current times.
In a story of independence and togetherness, the sisters learn that they don’t always have to agree, but that they are stronger when they support each other. Will the Myrtle Sister’s ever learn to get along? Can the audience help them harmonize once again and get back to 1919?