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Occurs on Saturday February 4 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes

× Adult: $25 NEW! 30 Years & Under: $21.25 LARRY (Rated "A" for some swearing and non-sexualized nudity) Picking up from her 2019 international tour, award-winning Canadian Clown Artist Candice Roberts assumes her alter ego Larry in a comedic piece about a dude who attempts to be a woke feminist without compromising his masculinity.   Roberts uses LARRY to explore her experiences growing up as a female in rural BC, Canada in the 1980s. Culled from the socially dominant, homophobic male archetypes that surrounded her during her upbringing, Larry helps her compassionately and hilariously examine the limitations of the gender binary, and the complexity of what it means to be human. NYC Encore Series Award 2019/ Colin Thomas’ Best Theatre of 2019/ Artistic Risk Award- Vancouver 2019/ Pick of the Fringe- Vancouver, Edmonton 2019, Critics Pick: Orlando 2020 Presented by Candice Roberts Conceived, Written and Performed by: Candice Roberts Director, Dramaturge, and Clown Coach: Sonia Norris Additional Clown Coaching: Deanna Fleysher "a highly skilled physical comedian, and, as you’ll see in the course of Larry, [Roberts’s] bravery is virtually unlimited" - Liz Nichols “This superior, adult-oriented clowning comedy is far deeper than it first appears. It’s funny, weird and telling — with something important to say.”- Orlando Sentinel “Robert’s is a PRO Clown- she nails it in a way that had me GUT laughing for the entire performance.”- Riot Mueller, New Orleans Box Office “I don’t transcend in the theatre on a regular basis, but Larry opened me up and took me to a higher plane. Roberts’s clowning technique is first-rate — once she gets you laughing, she will not f***ing let up.”- Colin Thomas - Simply the Best of 2019 This is a daring, weird, hilarious show with headbanging, so basically everything you could want.- Andrea Warner, Georgia Straight Check out the trailer here and episode 1 of "Larry'll Learn Ya" here! 
 COVID Protocols: Show dates, times, and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders. At this time, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required. Ticket-holders will be informed by email of any changes to these health and safety measures.

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