Regina Fringe Festival Review

SHOW: INFINITY LIVE PRODUCTIONS: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS HICCUP
VENUE: ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
SCHEDULE: JULY 3 at 7.30 p.m.; JULY 4 at 9.15 p.m.; JULY 5 at 3.30 p.m.; JULY 6 at 5.15 p.m.
RATING: 3/5

Welcome to the colourful world of your best childhood playacting memories.
Remember when bath time meant an adventure over the high seas?
Or when you talked to your pets and toys as though they were your closest friends? (Or maybe that was just me. Weird). Be prepared to relive those memories through the quirky antics of Miss Hiccup as we follow her through her day.

We watch as her her morning calisthenics are worked up into a flower flopping, berry bouncing frenzy and cleaning her teeth is transformed into a latino inspired dance routine. (Her flamboyant costume would not be out of place at a Brazilian Carnival). A highlight was when Miss Hiccup’s eye ball “popped out” and was used as a ping pong ball with an audience member. Fun stuff!

Miss Hiccup wears shiny, red shoes, but unlike Alice in Wonderland, she doesn’t need to tap them three times to suddenly be in a very different world. Her fantastical, topsy-turvy world is in her breakfast, and leaking roofs, and in going to the washroom and in any other activity that she can, with a lot of imagination and an array of facial expressions and slap stick humour, turn into a world of childlike wonder and play (and several amusing musical digressions).

The performance can seem a little drawn out for the very minimal story line. However if we’re willing, we can walk away from this performance with a renewed appreciation for the power of imagination and the ability of a creative and child-like mind to transform ordinary, daily activities and annoyances into a whacky and wonder- filled world.