It’s Uncle False’s 70th birthday and he wants a show of puns for his birthday. And a shrunken head, a children’s book sung on stage, Jackie Chan and an alternative birthday song, just to name a few. This is what is on stage in Tales too tall for Trailers.
The play stars Paul Strickland and Erika MacDonald trying to check all these bizarre things off their list while incorporating shadow puppets and charming guitar. They sing songs and tell stories that don’t usually make sense. MacDonald has a pretty voice and the shadow puppets are innovative. They are talented performers.
But sometimes you do lose the thread of the story being told. It’s quite easy to get lost. They try and keep the narrative glued together by checking off things off their list of components, but it is still a little blurry.
Tales too tall for Trailers is part of the Calgary Fringe Festival. More information is available online.