DANDELION Is A Touching Exploration Of Father-Son Growing Pains And Glory
Have you ever wondered, "What if the world were made of peanut butter?" Julian has. This 4-year-old's marvelous imagination and appetite for wordplay inspired the creation of this show. His dad, Aaron Malkin, performs Off-Broadway and is a Canadian Comedy Award Winner. This is the story of Malkin trying to keep up with his kid.
"There is something inside you that hasn't been lost: Your childhood." -Mr. Rogers
Through story-telling, stand-up comedy, physical comedy, and live science experiments, performer-creator Malkin inspires the children within us to come out, and revel in wonder and play. His masterful physicality brings his son to life in hilarious skits that have the audience empathizing with both the child and parent.
But it's not all fun and games. Poignant moments jump out as Malkin parallels his experiences as a Dad with his own experiences as a son, with haunting depth. There is only one piece of parenting advice that Malkin holds fast:
"Listen to him." -Ruth Kettner, 103 years old
In Dandelion, Malkin shows us the amazing power of listening, and how it is a key ingredient in all relationships.
The show is a triumphant celebration of love and learning, fueled by quotes from Malkin's son which bring his fantastical imagination to life on stage. Malkin's live-projected science experiments make for unexpected turns which return the audience to a forgotten state of childlike wonder with the world.
About Aaron Malkin and the James & Jamesy Performance Society
Aaron Malkin, and Alastair Knowles are creators, performers, and educators of physical comedy and physical theatre. Since 2013 and 2017, James & Jamesy productions have been performed over 500 times across the UK, USA, and Canada. Together, they create award-winning performances that blend theatre, physical comedy, and dance to take audiences on fantastical trips of the imagination. Their unique humour appeals to those of all ages and fosters an inclusive atmosphere, encouraging of audience involvement.
James & Jamesy Performance Society
In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
JULY 5 runs to JULY 13, 2019
VENUE 5: RANDOLPH THEATRE, 736 Bathurst St
written by Aaron Malkin
directed by Christache Ross
starring Aaron Malkin
stage managed by Emily Smith
Performances:July 5, 6pm
July 7, 9:45pm
July 8, 7:30pm
July 10, 1pm
July 11, 6:45pm
July 12, 10:15pm
July 13, 6:15pm
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets: $11 + service fee
Tickets available at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St) before the show, or
Purchase online: fringetoronto.com
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).