FRINGE REVIEW: Interstellar Elder will appeal to all lovers of Science-Fiction

Monday Magazine's theatre critic Sheila Martindale reviews Interstellar

Weird but well done is probably the best way to describe this futuristic sci-fi performance at the Metro Studio.  It starts off with an excellent replica of a robot escorting frozen humans away from a dying Earth, to be returned and reconstituted when the planet is healed.  The rest of the 75 minutes (too long by at least 15) is taken up with another computer-controlled ‘person’ looking after this ‘human cargo’ on the journey through space.

With four authors/creators, there is a potential for inconsistency, but this collaboration actually works very well. OK, I’m not a science-fiction fan, but I can recognize good and atmospheric theatre when I see it.  The sound and lighting effects are spectacular, and the character’s fight with some strange outer-space being are quite extraordinary.  Audience participation is part of the action and is good for a laugh or three.

Does this strange shipment of people ever reach its destination safely?  You can find out by attending one of four more performances of Interstellar Elder at Metro (1411 Quadra) on: Thursday August 31 at 5:00 p.m., Friday September 1 at 11:00 pm,  Saturday September 2 at 8:45 pm and Sunday September 3 at 6:00 pm.

Tickets are $11, and remember your Fringe button.

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