Lavinia Returns to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival!

Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions
Returns to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival!

“5 stars!” –Winnipeg Free Press

“Executed flawlessly by one of the best physical comediennes I’ve ever seen…
Don’t miss this one…A+!”
-Uptown Magazine

“Tara Travis has to be the most likeable actor at the Fringe,
it’s impossible not to like her show!”
CBC Manitoba

One giant girl. One huge dream. One massive adventure.

In 2009, Tara Travis took on the biggest challenge of her professional career to date: the creation and performance of a solo show inspired by her childhood experience of being a big kid (wearing her mom’s shoes by the age of 8, and her dad’s shoes by the age of 11) who spent a lot of time in the world of her imagination.

Lavinia (then spelled “Lavignia”) premiered in Winnipeg to one of the warmest, most amazing adult audiences Travis has ever had the pleasure of playing for. Now she’s excited to return to the Winnipeg Fringe…this time playing for the kids!

About the show

Lavinia is 8 years old.  Lavinia is 8 feet tall.  Lavinia has a giant imagination, a giant sense of humour and a giant heart.  Join her hilarious adventure and meet everyone from Muffles the cat to Porchenko the microscopic warrior. Battle the crabdragon, save the land of Bukva, and find a place where everyone belongs.

Created and performed by Travis (from last year’s Best of Fest winner Houdini’s Last Escape) with direction and dramaturgy from Fringe veteran Ryan Gladstone (Every Story Ever Told, Freud vs. his Ego), this family-friendly fantasy adventure promises laughs, attempted dancing, and an important reminder about self-worth and belonging that’s inspiring for humans of all ages.

Recommended for humans who like to laugh aged 5 to 105.

Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions
A Monster Theatre for Kids production
Written and performed by Tara Travis
Direction and dramaturgy by Ryan Gladstone
Sound Design by Alexander Brendan Ferguson

Playing at the Winnipeg Fringe Kids Venue: 211 Bannatyne Ave. (Crocus Building)

Thursday, July 19 @ 3:45 PM
Friday, July 20 @ 2:30 PM
Saturday, July 21 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:15 PM
Tuesday, July 24 @ 2:30 PM
Thursday, July 26 @ 2:30 PM
Friday, July 27 @ 7:15 PM
Saturday, July 28 @ 11:00 AM
Sunday, July 29 @ 1:00 PM

To see clips of Lavinia on Youtube, click here.

BUT WAIT! THAT’S NOT ALL! Tara Travis is not only remounting Lavinia at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this summer, but is also premiering a new solo show (for adults): Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, A One-Woman Play, written and directed by Ryan Gladstone, who is also performing in a new solo show of his own, No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery. Both are playing at Venue 17-PTE- The Colin Jackson Studio.