BY SARAH BERMAN, VANCOUVER SUN
Little Orange Man
When: Thursday 6:35 p.m., Saturday 5:15 p.m., Sunday 3:25 p.m.
“OMG let’s go ride BIKES!”
It’s a familiar refrain for anyone who has grown up with Attention Deficit Disorder. Performer and co-writer Ingrid Hansen makes it an actual ukulele-accompanied chorus in the inventive tragicomedy Little Orange Man.
Hansen plays Kitt, an over-stimulated schoolyard loner with a wild imagination. Having won over a team of impressionable “kinders” with grampa’s gory fairytales, Kitt is poised to take on the dream world (with a little help from her audience).
She’s saved up weeks worth of lunch boxes—expertly puppeteering her apple and celery into a human heart and an army of evil slugs. With similarly found objects, Hansen deftly animates anything she touches. The laughs are consistent, the ending heartfelt.
Sarah Berman, Special to The Sun