Pixels
by Stephen & Caity
Virtual Productions 3000 - Winnipeg, MB
V.24 - PLATFORM Centre 
Here is a show unlike any you have ever seen before. You couldn’t have, since the technology is being created as this program is being printed.
This show is performed live onstage and is instantly made into animation. Yes, technology has finally reached a point where a performer can be made into a live cartoon right in front of your eyes. Winnipeg is home to cutting-edge virtual reality developers and world-class improvisers, who join forces to bring you an amazing show from the future!

Show Info:
45 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Unclassifiable

Audience:
General
Warnings: Mild Language
Thu July 19 10:00 PM
Fri July 20 6:30 PM
Sat July 21 3:00 PM
Sun July 22 7:30 PM
Tue July 24 10:15 PM
Wed July 25 8:00 PM
Thu July 26 3:00 PM
Fri July 27 8:45 PM
Sat July 28 4:45 PM
Sun July 29 8:15 PM

Pixels

Virtual Productions 3000—PLATFORM Centre

The premise is simple: someone from the audience provides a topic and actors Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis develop a skit based on the background. The actors take quite a bit of time to propound the virtues and the newness of the technology. If you have no virtual reality experience, this will open your eyes.

As for the sketches, the performers are not up to the calibre of the usual improv actors you see at Fringe. They struggle frequently with material, leaving numerous gaps of silence. Curtis especially looks like she struggles for fill, with Sim reaching to bridge the gaps. Despite the awkward moments, the results end up fun to watch.

A couple of hints:
1.This venue (Venue #24, not Venue #7 across the atrium) is the hottest I’ve experienced yet. They offer complimentary water on site. You should take it to keep hydrated, or better yet, bring your own refillable water bottle to save the plastic.
2.This room is very cramped and not tiered. If you’re in the back row, you may not see very well. I highly recommend you get here early to get a front row seat to get the best (and only) full-screen view.

Ray Yuen