Death meets his match in Mrs. Fischer, a tenacious granny not ready to breathe her last. In this acclaimed work of imagination and whimsy, an aging grandmother confronts the question that we all must face: what is it to know your end is nigh? Can you ignore it? Can you escape it? Can you hit Death in the face with a frying pan? The recipient of four Best of Fest awards and named a “Fringe treasure”, “utter magic” and an “absolute must-see.” Watch as one woman’s fight for survival takes fantastical flight in a showdown with Death himself!
In the crisp and blustery fall of 2009, a man with a beard and woman with a fondness for paper maché came together to create a show about death. Armed with large masks, shiny new MFAs in physical theatre, and spry imaginations, they created Grim and Fischer: a deathly comedy in full-face mask…and WONDERHEADS was born; a company dedicated to creating worlds on stage that bring out a spirit of wonder and awe in even the most serious and respectable of adults. Since that fateful autumn they have been busy touring Grim and Fischer around the US and Canada, including a wonderfully successful run along last summer’s Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. Most recently WONDERHEADS have been back at home in Portland OR, creating their second show, LOON, the story of a man and his love for the moon, which will tour to five Canadian Fringe Festivals this summer.***