In their comedic take on mainstream media’s anxieties surrounding transgender people, genderqueer artist Shannon Savard invites you to accompany them in their mission to take on Senators, doctors, Judy Blume, and Bertha the Furious Uterus in their hour-long solo show, Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome.
Part militaristic recruitment meeting, part puppet show, part physical theatre, part confessional, and part stand-up comedy. Much like the transgender community, the show doesn’t fit neatly into one box. The storytelling is at once hilarious and heart-wrenching and has been described by past audience members as “the softest sucker punch.” It’s at once a celebration of community and identity and a battle cry.
- : Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome runs July 20-27 at Kansas City’s Loretto Chapel, 1111 West 39th Street. Tickets are available for $10 at the door (plus $5 for the Fringe Festival pass button) or online at https://kc-fringe.ticketleap.com/five-and-a-half-feet-of-fearsome. Schedule of performances: Saturday, July 20, 6:30 pm Sunday, July 21, 3:30 pm Tuesday, July 23, 8:00 pm Friday, July 26, 6:30 pm Saturday, July 27, 5:00 pm