LARRY

WINNER: Critic’s Pick for Outstanding New Work Orlando Winter Fest

WINNER: Edmonton’s Artist’s pick of the Fringe

WINNER: Artistic Risk Award Vancouver Fringe 2019

WINNER: Pick of the Fringe Vancouver 2019

WINNER: Best of the Fests FRINGE ENCORE SERIES- Soho New York

Simply the Best- LISTED as one of Colin Thomas’ most meaningful theatrical experiences of 2019

SOLD OUT RUNS: Vancouver, New Orleans

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A masterful, weird, poignant, gut-busting, vulnerable, and thought-provoking tour de force from Candice Roberts”- Cincinnati Fringe

“I don’t transcend in the theatre on a regular basis, but Larry opened me up and took me to a higher plane. Roberts’s clowning technique is first-rate — once she gets you laughing, she will not fucking let up.”– Colin Thomas – Simply the Best of 2019

This superior, adult-oriented clowning comedy is far deeper than it first appears. It’s funny, weird and telling — with something important to say.”- Orlando Weekly

A bare-bones, outrageously funny send-up and exploration of gender, gender roles, masculinity, stereotypes and affirmation”René Grayre, Show-score, NYC

“Robert’s is a PRO Clown- she nails it in a way that had me GUT laughing for the entire performance.”- Riot Mueller, New Orleans Box Office

“This is a daring, weird, hilarious show with head banging, so basically everything you could want.” —the Georgia Straight

 “GO SEE THIS F*CKING SHOW. I laughed so hard I cried, and then I cried some more—for entirely different reasons.“- #YEGARTSINREVIEW

“a highly skilled physical comedian, and, as you’ll see in the course of Larry, her bravery is virtually unlimited” – Liz Nichols https://12thnight.ca/

“A fearless performer”– CBC

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Impressive theatrical understanding and an enormous amount of social context”- Winnipeg Free Press

LARRY is a complex, fearless and very funny portrait of a small-town Canadian dude on a path of self-discovery. He wants to prove that he’s worthy of a good woman, that he can quit drinkin’ and even take up “medertation”.

It turns out that LARRY’s journey into his own psyche uncovers more than he expected…

Candice Roberts uses her alter ego Larry to explore her experiences growing up as a female in rural B.C. in the 1980s. Culled from the male archetypes that surrounded her during her upbringing, Larry helps her investigate gender stereotypes—and makes people laugh.

Created, performed by: Candice Roberts

Dramaturg, Direction and Clown Coaching by: Sonia Norris and Deanna Fleysher

Running time: 60 minutes/ with optional artist talkback/workshop

Rated: 18+ Nudity, Course Language, Strobe