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Til Death at the Vancouver Fringe!
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Til Death at the Vancouver Fringe!

     The Six Wives of Henry VIII

            Six Queens.  Six Love stories.  Six Deaths.  One Actress! 

Monster Theatre returns with the smash hit Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII– a fast-paced, one woman, hilarious romp with the six wives of King Henry VIII. All in the space of 70 minutes, Fringe powerhouse Tara Travis will introduce us to: the Betrayed Wife, the Scheming Wife, the Peacemaker, the Ugly German, the Tarty One, and the One in Love with Someone Else. Til Death returns as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 8-18, 2016 as part of a brand new BYOV- the Rio Theatre.

It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts. One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is the heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one, and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner. But when Henry arrives…everything changes.

Til-Death_Tara-Travis_1A_Web1“Travis’s energetic charm and flashes of emotional depth impress.” –Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight 

Tara Travis is an actor-writer-puppeteer and Artistic Producer of Monster Theatre with whom she has co-created and performed Who Killed Gertrude Crump?, Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Houdini’s Last Escape, Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions, The Shakespeare Show, 12 original adaptations of Classics of Literature with Mini Masterpieces, and The Little Prince. Other select stage credits include Rip! A Winkle In Time (Axis Theatre),Leading Ladies (The Gateway Theatre), and Werewolves (Pi Theatre). She is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Sticky Fingers Productions, with whom she has co-created and performed in Herewithal: A Paranormal Comedy(developed as Searching for Dick), Down the Drain (a puppet traumedy), Swamp Lake: a stormy puppet ballet and Fluffy 10th Street: Confessions of a Dirty puppet to name a few. She has animated Snuggle the softener bear, and was a Puppet Supervisor, auxiliary puppeteer and screenwriter on the PBS show Mustard Pancakes. She was recently a key puppeteer in the short film “BedBugs: A Musical Love Story” which is currently taking the Film Fest circuit by storm! Her most recent creation with Sticky Fingers was the recipient of the PTC New Play Prize: The Unfortunate Ruth, which premiered to an incredible response at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe.

“Travis puts on a dazzling display of comedy acting.” –Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

Monster Theatre was founded by Ryan Gladstone in 2000 and has since created over 30 original productions, touring our award-winning works locally, regionally and nationally. The company started on the Canadian Fringe circuit, and quickly became known as one of Canada’s top Fringe companies. The focus eventually shifted towards creation & development, using the Fringe circuit to prepare the shows for main-stage productions at theatre companies & larger festivals across Canada, including Project X (Kelowna), Manitoba Theatre for Young People (Winnipeg) and Theatre SKAM (Victoria).

Til Death, Written & Directed by Ryan Gladstone, presented by Monster Theatre |Venue: The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC| Box Office: http://www.vancouverfringe.com/ticket-info/ Run: Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 8-18, 2016 | Dates & Times: Thursday, September 8 6:45pm, Friday, September 9 5:45pm, Monday, September 12 10:15pm, Wednesday, September 14 7:00pm, Thursday, September 15 10:45pm, Saturday, September 17 5:00pm.

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