Princess FreeWorld Democracy Live
OR: Your Princess is in Another Castle
Princess Polly loses the popular vote to be Miss Leader of the Free World to a Department Store Mannequin. A Prince Charming Type has it all figured out; he knows he can save the day, if only people would listen to him. In this dark comedy of errors, Polly learns what it takes to change the world, and it’s less funny than she thought.
This piece is the wild and delicious smoothie you get when political satire, a guy with a saviour complex, and a woman who is ready to burn it all down get thrown in a theatrical blender and you hit “pulse.” This piece explores the absurdity of our collective obsession with scripting reality, the tensions surrounding body image and beauty, and the idea that change can arrive from within these systems. We hope you’ll help us laugh at ourselves, and the ways we’ve built our world.
The first creative project from Down The Well Productions, Your Princess is in Another Castle premieres this summer at Fringe Festivals across Canada.
Written by: WES BABCOCK & NANCY KENNY
Performed by: NANCY KENNY & WES BABCOCK
Directed by: ERIC BENSON with ANNELISE HAWRYLAK (assistant)
Lighting Design by: SARAH MANSIKKA
Sound Design by: AARON COLLIER & THEO CHAPELHOW (Assistant)