Performed at The Seattle Fringe Festival, August 2012, The Rogue Theater Festival, March 2013, and The Boulder International Fringe Festival, September 2013.
The Hero’s Journey has gone awry! A writer held hostage, a demon on the loose–when structure disappears, what’s a character to do? In this one woman, multi-character show, heroes and villains, innocents and vixens battle to tell their own story. With exquisite physical theater, original music, and witty humor, this contemporary fairytale will take you on a haunting, hilarious, dark and delicious adventure.
Written and performed by Shana Cordon, direction and dramaturgy by Claire Patton, with original music by Amir Khosrowpour.
Wickedly fun…Worth the price of admission just to watch [Ms. Cordon's] fluid body movements as she dances, crawls, leaps and sails across the small stage…She takes a rather standard fairy tale and sends it down the rabbit hole of insanity to end up with a story within a story that has no slow moments.” Full review here. —Fresno Bee
Ms. Cordon’s fractured fairytale takes a hard left into a grown-up fantasy gone awry…This is not your mother’s Mother Goose.” Full article here. –King River Life Magazine
The show is truly a work of art! Shana…masterfully weaves in and out of characters with a magician like quality. You forget you are watching a one woman show as she skillfully portrays different characters. They all come alive along with your imagination; pulling you into a different world you don’t want to leave. This is truly a remarkable show!” -J. Knowles, Seattle, WA
Don’t miss this one, cause your friends will tell you how great is was and you will hate yourself!” -A. Morris, Fresno, CA
Ms. Cordon deftly morphs from one character to the next, keeping the audience riveted on the surprising amount of action, adventure and suspense.” -L. Haddix, Chicago, Ill
One stage was barely enough to contain the energy of [her] characters. She draws you in and you’re glad to ride along with her on a dark and exciting adventure that tosses the conventional perspectives of right and wrong, good and evil, out the window. The show is an absolute delight. –Jeff Gamet, Boulder CO
A truly virtuosic physical performance. This was a great quirky romp through the darker sides of fairy tales. Really original and fun. –Colleen Mylott, Band of Toughs, Boulder CO
Beautifully written, directed and performed. Amazing use of physicality and space. I was inspired, delighted, captivated and moved. Thank you Shana and Claire for a profound piece of theatre that illuminated the Mythic, and my heart. –Gemma Wilcox, Gemma Wilcox Productions, Boulder CO
Wow! Now that’s physical theater. –Lala, Boulder, CO
Phantastic Physicality! It’s like a one-woman adventure movie complete with large-scale scenery, effects and dance numbers conveyed solely through excellent mime and rapid character changes, mixed with very human and thoughtful content. And very, very funny. –Peter Davison, Artistic Director, Boulder Ballet. Boulder, CO
Shana’s physicality is awe-inspiring. –Jim Walker, Longmont, CO
Photos by John Barbour and Kevin Charles Patterson